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3RD I NY Presents
In Association with Lotus Fire Productions, Breakthrough and Republica Trading

Brown Like Dat: South Asians and Hip Hop

A documentary by Raeshem Chopra Nijhon
Q&A with Artists in Attendance
Screened with Resistencia: Hip Hop in Colombia

Saturday, January 15th, 2005
Showtimes: 5pm and 7pm
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A)
Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker
$9 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members

You can buy advance tickets online, using PayPal.

For more info: thirdi_ny@yahoo.com

About the Films

Brown Like Dat
Director: Raeshem Chopra Nijhon
2005. Video. 34 mins.

Brown Like Dat: South Asians and Hip-Hop gives a voice to South Asian MCs, beatboxers, spoken word artists and producers. With hip-hop as its lens, this documentary is a colorful portrait of the rainbow of political ideals, social messages and experiences that is in part young South Asian Americans today, revealing an emerging layer of this second generation community. Through their music and their lives these artists speak on everything from racial profiling post-9/11 to identity in second-generation immigrant communities, forcing us to question "traditional" South Asian existence in America in fresh new ways. Featured Artists: Abstract Vision Humanity, Chee Malabar from Himalayan Project, D'Lo, Jugular, Karmacy, and MC Kabir.

Resistencia: Hip Hop In Colombia
Director: Tom Feiling
2002. Video. 51 mins.

This video offers an unusual look at the current political and economic crisis in Colombia -- including a decades-long civil war, a rampant drug trade, kidnapping for ransom, and financial scandal at the highest levels of the government -- through the eyes of young Colombians, in particular the country's finest rap musicians, DJs and breakdancers. These young artist-activists turn out to be surprisingly articulate in their analysis of the nation's deteriorating situation and its role within a global economic system dominated by the U.S. They also provide rare insights into life in the poor barrios of this volatile country and how traditional Latin music has been surpassed in popularity by rap music. Resistencia is thus not only youthful and entertaining, it is also angry and enlightening.

  • Best Music Film, Portobello Film Festival
  • Best Foreign Documentary, Urban World NYC Film Festival
  • Special Jury Prize, Bogota International Film Festival
  • Honorary Mention, Oakland Film Festival

Buy Tickets Online

You can buy advance tickets for this screening online. Your payment will be processed by PayPal and our partner SAMAR Magazine.

Your credit card will be billed to "PAYPAL *SAMARMAGAZI", and you will receive e-mail confirmation from SAMAR Magazine and PayPal.

The e-mails from SAMAR Magazine and PayPal are the only confirmation you will get - tickets will NOT be mailed to you. Please bring ID and a copy of either e-mail confirmation to pick up tickets at the show.

5:00 PM SCREENING, Brown Like Dat, Jan 15th, 2005
$9.00 plus $0.58 PayPal surcharge
7:00 PM SCREENING, Brown Like Dat, Jan 15th, 2005
$9.00 plus $0.58 PayPal surcharge

Remember, tickets will not be mailed to you.

About 3rd I. 3rd I New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers and experimental DJs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. More info...

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This event is made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.