50 Hip Hop Documentaries – Global

 

There are a lot of documentaries about Hip Hop in many different countries. Here are a few you should definitely see. I have met and/or interviewed some of the directors of these films, including Joshua Atesh Litle (Furious Force of Rhymes), Muhamidda El Muhajir (Hip Hop: The New World Order), Josua Asen (I Love Hip Hop in Morocco), Michael Wanguhu (Hip Hop Colony) and Tom Feiling (Resistencia).

Planet B-Boy
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmXWmGT1I-M

The Furious Force of Rhymes
Link: http://www.furiousrhymes.com/

Hip Hop: The New World Order
Link: http://www.hiphopisglobal.com/

Bomb It
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSXuAr8DD2U

Home Grown, Hip Life in Ghana
Link: http://hiplifemovie.com/

Hip Hop Colony (Kenyan Hip Hop)
http://www.hiphopcolony.com/

Democracy in Dakar
Link: https://vimeo.com/channels/55357

Bouncing Cats (Ugandan Hip Hop)
http://www.bouncingcats.com/

I Love Hip Hop in Morocco
http://www.ilovehiphopinmorocco.com/

Fede Fokoi – 25 years of SA Hip Hop
https://bushradio.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/fede-fokol-25-years-of-sa-hip-hop-documentary-free-screening/

Ni Wakati
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCh3OboSAag

Counting Headz (South African Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1548937/

Diamonds in the Rough (Ugandan Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yadeUhF-sc

United States of Africa, Beyond Hip Hop
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TxdlTqaEfoI

Fangafrika
Link: http://www.fangafrika.com/

Hali Halisi (Tanzanian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.africanhiphop.com/projects/documentary-hali-halisi/

Tunisia Hip Hop
Link: http://vimeo.com/50602365

Inventos (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.clenchedfistproductions.com/inventos/

Estilo Hip Hop (Brazil, Chile & Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNM76ktJD90

Desde En Principio (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://vimeo.com/107112530

Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://vimeo.com/25536318

Frekuensia Kolombiana (Colombian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.intermundos.org/frekuensiakolombiana1.htm

Rap Attack (French Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TawZQRXgibg

Hip Hop Diningrat, Java Hip Hop
Link: http://www.hiphopdiningrat.com/2010/02/hip-hop-ala-java/

Slingshot Hip Hop (Palestinian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.slingshothiphop.com/about/

Walkmen (Rotterdam Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgbE4elT9vI

Mongolian Bling
Link: http://mongolianbling.com/

Open Mics, Greek Hip Hop
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANjTJI9OSTA

Follow your Heart (Chinese Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuElU6n46TI

Skip Hop (Australian Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.myspace.com/skiphopthedocumentary

The Rise of Lebanese Hip Hop
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sah0rI2mXsY

La Fabri_K (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5gcuPLzBKY

Guerilla Radio (Cuban Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ6BhVRtgKI

Resistencia (Colombian Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r4b_Y7hE0Q

Rhythms and Rhymes (Greek Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_THF10-ly0

Black Book (Indonesian Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR-uaXSv2uY

Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation (Palestinian Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGvP0OREI2E

Hip Hop Eh (Canadian Hip Hop)
Link: https://vimeo.com/43618926

Dansk Stil (Danish Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RIQkUCAdWU

Unstoppable, The Roots of Hip Hop in London
Link: https://www.facebook.com/unstoppabledocumentary

The Pioneers (UK Hip Hop)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu9k60vv_iw

HipHopistan (Hip Hop in Istanbul)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SotEJ8XwtI

Hip Hop Storm (Taiwan Hip Hop)
Link: http://www.cnex.org.hk/campus_all.php?id=52&number=80min%20/%20HDV

East of Havana
Link: https://vimeo.com/55336629

Scratching the Surface (Japan)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm9VK16MmGU

Broken Records, The Rise of Arabic Hip Hop
Link: http://vimeo.com/20067860

Pizza, Pasta, Mafia, & Hip Hop (Italian)
Link: http://www.iitaly.org/bloggers/2921/linking-diaspora-musically

Sonita (Afghanistan)
Link: http://chickeneggpics.org/film/sonita/

Love, Props & the T-Dot, Toronto’s Hip Hop History
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52_M2SNI5sI

Shake the Dust
Link: http://www.shakethedust.org/

Afro Pop
Link: http://www.documentary.org/magazine/nbpc-adds-some-pop-summer

 

 

 

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IBMCs is a multimedia organisation working on various projects to expose and promote the phenomenon of worldwide Hip Hop culture. We have been researching, archiving, promoting and producing international Hip Hop since 1998.
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