Estilo Hip Hop

Three hip-hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile, and Cuba firmly believe that hip hop can change the world.

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Series
Global Voices
Premiere Date
June 28, 2009
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Producer/Director

Virgilio Bravo

Virgilio Bravo is an independent media-maker and activist. Over the past decade Bravo has initiated several unique projects aimed at creating responsible links between media and marginal communities. These initiatives include the Cell Block Project, a yearly media literacy and film series held at New York’s Rikers Island Correctional Facility. In Show more the late ’90s Bravo also co-founded Stress magazine, the first lifestyles publication to fuse hip-hop and social activism. Bravo’s community work has been recognized and supported by the Open Society Institute, the Union Square Awards, and the Ford Foundation. Currently, Bravo freelances as a media educator for the Global Action Project and as a writer for the recently launched MTV3 network. Show less

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Producer/Director

Loira Limbal

Loira Limbal (Director/Producer) is an Afro-Dominican filmmaker and DJ interested in the creation of art that is nuanced and revelatory for communities of color. She is the Senior Vice President of Programs at Firelight Media. Firelight is committed to making films about pivotal movements and moments in the U.S. Firelight's flagship program - the Show more Documentary Lab - is a fellowship that provides mentorship, funding, and industry access to emerging filmmakers of color. Limbal’s current film, Through the Night is a feature documentary about a 24 hour daycare center. Through the Night was part of the 2019 Sundance Edit & Story Lab and was selected for world premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Her first film, Estilo Hip Hop, was a co-production of ITVS and aired on PBS in 2009. Additionally, she co-produces and helms the popular Brooklyn monthly #APartyCalledRosiePerez. Limbal received a B.A. in History from Brown University and is a graduate of the Third World Newsreel's Film and Video Production Training Program. She is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a former Ford Foundation Justfilms/Rockwood Fellow. She lives in the Bronx with her two children.  Show less

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The Film

Estilo Hip Hop chronicles the lives of three hip-hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile, and Cuba who firmly believe that hip-hop can change the world. These three inspirational leaders mobilize young people to become politically active. However as the stakes assume greater risks, the leaders are faced with challenges and have to make life-altering decisions that ultimately impact the course of their lives and of the hip-hop movement.

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