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Alias (2013)

67 min - Documentary - 19 April 2013
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In recent years, controversy surrounding rap music has been at the forefront of North American media. From the hype of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that shadowed the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., to the demonization of the music in the wake of a string of shootings at Toronto recording studios, it seems that political and media groups have been quick to place blame on rap for a seeming trend in youth violence. However, just as rap music is vilified, there is no denying that it has become the main form of expression signifying the voice of a growing Canadian underclass. Raw and uncompromising, ALIAS tells the story of aspiring rappers trying to escape the gangster life, while illuminating a side of urban Canada rarely seen before. Beyond the typical music video images of girls, guns, and gold, ALIAS follows aspiring rappers trying to escape the gangster life. ALIAS is an in-depth look into the world of street hip-hop and the hustle known as the rap-trap.

Director:  Michelle Latimer


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Country:   Canada
Release Date:  19 April 2013

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Runtime:  1 h 07 min
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