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A documentary that will change the way that the world thinks about hip-hop and Argentina.
88 backers pledged $5,411 to help bring this project to life.

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Dear Friends, Family, Distant Lovers, and Caring Strangers,

Thank you for taking the time out to watch the trailer for our documentary Buenos Aires Rap!

We are incredibly excited to present this unique project to the world as it is one of the first feature-length documentaries about rap in Buenos Aires that has been completed. It is a project that has taken three years, four cameras, hundreds of interviews, countless trains, bikes, and buses, thousands of hours and reasons to complete!

As we have been selected to appear in The Buenos Aires Film Festival this year, we need your help to raise $5,000 to complete the sound edition, color correction and distribution!

Why is this documentary so important?

Buenos Aires Rap gives a deserved protagonism to the true Buenos Aires;  a Buenos Aires of immigrants, mixture, and ghetto-cosmopolitanism. Buenos Aires Rap is the first documentary to profoundly investigate hip-hop culture's influence on Buenos Aires, Argentina and Buenos Aires' influence on hip-hop culture.  Our documentary will repaint the image of Buenos Aires, that has been white-washed in the dominant narrative, and documents the city as it undergoes important socio cultural changes.

Where will my dollars be going?

Your generous donations will help us pay for the last bit of post-production: sound and color correction!  We've gotten some help from various funds already including A Fulbright Grant, equipment usage from The Harvard Hip-Hop Archive, funding from local sources in Buenos Aires. Recently, we've even been accepted into Buenos Aire's Premiere Film Festival  We just need the last bit of money to finish the last details and we can premiere and distribute this baby right!

The Journey of Buenos Aires Rap

Our tireless efforts on this project have served as an exemplar of the magnetic force that Hip-Hop wields to create crossroads of collaboration between unlikely characters. As varied and diverse as were our experiences and educations, Sebastian, Segundo, and I were all pulled along by the electricity of this musical movement. As the rap industry in Buenos Aires is still in its infancy, very few musicians have the possibility of living off of rap, even still, many of our characters show that this culture is what they live for.

So here is to you ACTIVISTS, HIP-HOP HEADS, MUSIC LOVERS, TRUTH TELLERS, TRAVELERS: Help us make Buenos Aires Rap a reality!

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Queridos amigos, familia, amantes distantes y extraños buena onda.

¡Antes que nada gracias por tomarte el tiempo de ver el trailer de nuestro documental!

Estamos muy contentos de presentar este proyecto como uno de los pocos documentales sobre el rap en Buenos Aires. Este proyecto nos ha tomado tres años, 4 cámaras, cientos de entrevistas, innumerables trenes, bicicletas, buses y miles de horas y razones para completarlo.

Como hemos sido seleccionados para participar en el festival de cine independientes de Buenos Aires (BAFICI) este año, estamos buscando U$ 5.000 para completar la edición de sonido, la corrección de color, luego la distribución de la película.

¿Por qué este documental es importante?

Buenos Aires Rap da protagonismo a otro Buenos Aires; el de inmigrantes, de la mezcla y las clases populares cosmopolitas. Es uno de los pocos documentales que investiga profundamente la influencia cultural del hip hop en Buenos Aires y la influencia del Buenos Aires en la cultura Hip Hop. Nuestro documental intenta replantear la imagen de Buenos Aires, como esa ciudad blanca de la narrativa dominante, y así documentar una ciudad sometida a importantes cambios socio-culturales.

¿Donde irán a parar mis aportes?

Sus generosos aportes nos ayudarán a pagar lo último que nos queda de la post-producción (sonido y corrección de color) y para la posterior distribución del documental. Hasta el momento hemos recibido ciertos aportes: una beca Fullbright , equipos del Archivo Hip-Hop de Harvard y el apoyo de fondos locales (Fondo Mecenazgo). Recientemente, hemos sido aceptados para realizar el estreno en el Festival de cine independiente de Buenos Aires (BAFICI) y necesitamos un último aventón para finalizar los detalles de nuestra película y así sacar nuestro proyecto de buena forma.

Un viaje por el rap de Buenos Aires

Nuestros incansables esfuerzos en este proyecto sirven como un ejemplo de la fuerza que el hip-hop produce para crear conexiones entre personajes que quizás difícilmente se encuentren en otras circunstancias. Sebastián, Segundo y yo, tenemos diversas experiencias, educación y venimos de países distintos, pero esto ha podido conectarnos gracias a la fuerza de este movimiento. La industria del rap en Buenos Aires es aun pequeña, sólo algunos pocos músicos tienen la posibilidad de vivir con el rap, pero eso no quita que muchos de nuestros protagonistas muestren que el rap sea algo por lo cual vivir.

Así que Activistas, Hip-hoperos, melómanos, viajantes, amantes de la verdad: Ayúdennos a hacer Buenos Aires una realidad!!

Risks and challenges

Embarking on the journey of making a documentary is always a risk! Most people who begin, never make it to the post-production phase of their project. Others find it difficult to attract distributors or an audience to patronize their documentary.
Buenos Aires Rap has already found various funding sources during the production, and post-production phase, and has been accepted into the Buenos AIres Film Festival as a work in progress. We are confident that our documentary will peak interest with various audiences, including academic and university settings, hip-hop communities, Latin-Americanists, and Afro-Diaspora enthusiasts and activists.
As the directors come from three different nations and social settings, we have the possibility of expanding in multiple directions.
We want people around the world to SEE Buenos Aires Rap, recognize the reach of this growing culture, and understand the changes that are taking place in this cosmopolitan city.

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    A SONG FOR YOU: With your pledge of $500, you will receive a song written and recorded especially for you by the directors of the documentary, Buenos Aires Rap. You will also recieve a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of Buenos Aires Rap, and the original music.

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