'SOUTH COAST' is a character driven documentary about how a culture as
intrinsically American as hip hop has taken root and mutated in a quintessentially British way in the least likely of places.... its seaside towns.
The film is packed full of utterly engaging characters (as well as bigger names such as Norman Cook, Plan B, Killa Kela, JFB, Stig, Beardyman, Dr Syntax, Mr J, Blackgrass and Elemental) who subvert preconceptions of hip hop just being about bling, gangstas and sexism in every frame.
It's a portrait of an underground scene whose members are smart enough to realise that it's patently ridiculous to rap about drive-bys when you live in Hove and have taken hip hop in some weird, wonderful and quintessentially British directions...
The film covers all elements of the Hip Hop scene; music, graffiti, MC's engaging in freestyle battles, DJ's, turntablism (cutting and scratching etc.) and breakdancing.
The film was selected for screening at the prestigious Barbican who described it as "brilliant" and the Daily Telegraph called it "joyful and laid back".
The film won 'Best Documentary' in The International Film Makers Festival, and was officially selected for screening at Raindance, Bermuda, Israel, Helsinki, H20 (New York), Black Soil (Rotterdam), De Reel (Australia) and over a dozen others.
View the trailers here
Short Trailer http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6sf0Yfrzrhc
Long Trailer http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1crey9C_yAo
Rappers versus Poets http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gjaure1YWc
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