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SU 19 Film Festival | Silvana (MN Premier)

  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Screening date: Thurs. November 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $14 at the door
Category: MN Premier | In Competition
Run Time/Year/Country: 91 min, 2017, Sweden, In Swedish and Lithuanian with English Subtitles
Director: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis

Sponsored by Twin Cities Gay Scene

Synopsis

Swedish rapper Silvana Imam quickly rose to fame with her blunt, uncompromising rhymes. In the span of just a year, she became a superstar. The world of hip-hop has long been male-dominated, which means she has to work even harder. Not only is she female, but also a lesbian feminist. Her politically charged anthems about destroying the patriarchy brought a whole new audience to rap. Huge crowds of young women came with fists in the air to sing along to her lyrics. The media began labeling her a hero for women and the LGBTQ+ community. The praise was nice, but the pressure of being a role model was hard to handle. She was also tired of journalists focusing only on her gender and sexuality, rather than on her musical talents. Everything started to take a toll on her mental health. But the story doesn’t end there. As you’ll see in this electrifying documentary, Silvana is a fiercely resilient badass. Every barrier put in her way gets completely obliterated. Simply put, "Silvana" is the biography of your new favorite rapper.

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