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12th(2016)
8000 Miles from Hip Hop
Finland | 2015 | 80min | DCP | COLOR | Documentary | Hip-hop

PROGRAM NOTE

Four Chinese gangster rappers want to imitate their hero Cypress Hill while trying to break it in censored Chinese music market, not knowing the harsh reality awaiting to betray their dreams. It shows the same dilemma that young people share regardless of where they come from. When is the time to realize that maybe your dream will not come true after all?

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DIRECTOR

Yu Kuang-chong

Yu Kuang-chong is a renowned A&R person, a producer and a lyricist in the Mandarin pop music industry. The meeting with the band West Hill has not only been a chance to progress his musical career but also a chance to turn himself into a first time filmmaker. He has started working on several documentary projects since 2008. His directorial debut 〈8000 Miles from Hip Hop〉 is nominated for best documentary in Taipei Film Award 2015.
Producer
: Janne Niskala
Cast
: Cui Nan
Screenwriter
: Yu Kuang-chong
Cinematography
: Yu Kuang-chong, Janne Niskala
Editor
: Timo Lampinen
Music
: West Hill, Yu Kuang-yen
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