90 mins, HD colour, 2007
Words from the City is a feature documentary exploring Australian hip hop through intimate observations of some of the nation's most potent and compelling MCs.
Focusing on the unique lyrical and verbal artistry of the form, the film follows a diverse range of artists from around the country, including Wire MC, Downsyde, Layla, Koolism, Hilltop Hoods, Bliss N Eso, Maya Jupiter, TZU and MC Trey. From political rage to personal and cultural storytelling, from laneways and parks to festivals and nightclubs, the film explores the diverse environments that shape these artists and their urge to make their voices heard.
Nominated for 5 AFI Awards including Best Documentary Film and Best Direction
in a Documentary.
Nominated for a FIPRESCI Award at the Sydney Film Festival, 2007
Film Camp / Film Victoria
Written & Directed by Natasha Gadd & Rhys Graham
Produced by Philippa Campey
Cinematography by Natasha Gadd & Rhys Graham
Edited by Paul Williams
Distributed by Madman Entertainment