UPDATE Mar 3 '08: Slingshot Hip Hop is having its NYC premiere on April 5th and 6th as part of the MoMA's New Directors/New Films Exhibition... tickets go on sale March 7th!
UPDATE Jan 29 '08: Check out the round-up of Slingshot Hip Hop at Sundance above
UPDATE Jan 10 '08: All 4 of Slingshot's Park City screenings at Sundance are sold out...and the festival doesn't start for another week!
Zapagringo's gonna be on hold for a sec as we all slip into high gear getting our housemate's film Slingshot Hip Hop ready to have its world premiere in Sundance Film Festival's 2008 Documentary Competition!!! This is a huge opportunity for Palestinian voices to be heard -- please consider donating to the film and spreading the word.
DECEMBER 10 UPDATE...
BENEFIT PARTY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 at NOO NA! 565 VANDERBILT btwn PACIFIC and DEAN ST. in BROOKLYN - FEATURING SUHELL from DAM, CLIPS from SLINGSHOT HIP HOP and DJs ETERNAL and FIREWHEEL...10p to 3a...see you there!
JOIN THE SLINGSHOT HIP HOP CREW!
Slingshot Hip Hop, the first feature-length film from Palestine's emerging hip hop scene, is unlike anything else you've seen on contemporary life in Palestine and Israel and has the potential to reach and raise the consciousness of millions of people around the world.
THE SLINGSHOT HIP HOP CREW is for those grassroots SUPPORTERS WHO CAN DONATE OR RAISE AT LEAST $500 between now and the world premiere of Slingshot Hip Hop on January 18th, 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival!
Each penny you donate or raise will go directly towards graphics and final production costs, legal fees, promotional materials, and to bring the rappers from Palestine out to Utah to represent themselves at Sundance.
Whether through soliciting donations from friends and family, or by organizing a fundraising party, or through a courageous donation of your own:
Every person that raises $500 or more during this drive will receive Slingshot Hip Hop gear SIGNED BY ALL THE PALESTINIAN RAPPERS WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT SUNDANCE!!!
THERE ARE ALREADY PARTIES SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT TWO SATURDAYS AND MORE ON THE WAY - JOIN THE SLINGSHOT HIP HOP CREW!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO: A BIG THANK YOU to the dozens of people who donated over the past week and a half to help us meet our matching funds goal! Thanks to you we are moving confidently towards a successful world premiere on January 18th, 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival AND WE NEED TO KEEP PUSHING!
IF YOU HAVE NOT DONATED YET TO SLINGSHOT HIP HOP, YOU CAN DONATE NOW: http://www.slingshothiphop.com/support.html
Thank you for joining us in completing this groundbreaking and powerful project!
The Slingshot Hip Hop Fundraising Team