In Place Of War’s Create Film Festival enters its second phase this Thursday, with two free screenings with a hip hop edge at The Ruby Lounge. The organisation supports creativity in sites of conflict or revolution, and the other three screenings in the festival focus on Kurdistan, DR Congo and Women – for more info on those check out Both films on this occasion chart the deep resonance hip hop has had for two different communities: youth in Miami, Florida, and prisoners bettering themselves in Bogota, Colombia. The director of Rampage (2006), Australian George Gittoes, will be present for a Q&A following the screening of his classic film documenting teen violence in Brownsville, Miami. Meanwhile Hip Hop, Mi Desahogo (Hip Hop, My Release) charts the journey of three offenders given the opportunity of using hip hop to focus their energy in one of the more forward thinking Latin American prisons – this one has a Manc connection as it was the final piece of director Simon Rasing’s university course in 2014. I believe there’ll also be a bit of live music and food to go with the knowledge – what more could you want?

Thu 16 Jun, Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1QB, 6pm, FREE,

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Wed 15 Jun 2016