MAD’s first creative project he worked on, he did the offline editing and motion graphics for this award winning documentary.
Clip from the documentary live performs by Ben Sharpa
Premiered on 27 May 2020 Currently available for university licensing and acquisitions. Hip hop Revolution looks at youth involvement in apartheid politics with particular reference to the Cape Flats state of emergency in the 1980s and the influence of Black Consciousness hip-hop music on the thinking of young people living under apartheid. It also reflects on hip-hop activism in SA in 2004/2005. Directorial debut of Weaam Williams, Hip-hop Revolution is a documentary funded by the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, which saw it’s’ local festival release in SA summer of 2006 and international release at Silverdocs in 2007; where it was nominated for the “best music film award”. It was awarded the best-edited film at Reel Sisters in NYC 2008, where the acclaimed Spike Lee was on the jury. Hip-Hop Revolution has been broadcasted in 28 countries, and screened at festivals on every continent. The film was officially used as high school curriculum at schools in the Western Cape as of 2011/12 and has been acquired by many South African and US universities.