Jan 24, 6:30 PM
The screening will be held at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 24, at the KRC McLane Commons.
Forty years after hip-hop culture was born in the multiethnic South Bronx neighborhood of New York City, it's being reinterpreted in fascinating ways by indigenous artists throughout Alaska, as well as Greenland, Canada, Norway, and Finland. We Up is a documentary film tracing the cultural, creative, and spiritual connections between indigenous hip-hop artists of Alaska and their peers across the circumpolar north. After the screening of the film Executive Producer, Aaron Leggett will be on hand to discuss the film and gather feedback.
The photo to the left is of Tanacross Athabascan rapper Bishop Slice (center) at fish camp near his ancestral village of Dot Lake, Alaska, with friend Jacob Dennis (left) and cousin Chris Charles. (photo: Mike Conti)