Hands Off Gaza

Caipirinha Short Films

In addition to releasing feature documentaries, Caipirinha Productions has produced an ongoing series of short films that focus on particular issues and locations. We continue to be engaged in these various campaigns and will publish our new shorts here as soon as they are completed!

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Hands Off Gaza

The Israeli military's Operation Cast Lead, a three-week assault on Gaza in late 2008 and early 2009, was a display of indiscriminate force against the entire civilian population in the territory. In response, politically engaged leaders of New York City's hip-hop community gathered to denounce the invasion and stand in solidarity with the people of Gaza. As Dead Prez's M1 said to a fired-up audience, "If you f*ck with Palestine, you're f*cking with me." Cultures of Resistance was at the gathering. This short film features excerpts from the performances as well as interviews with the artist-activists about the connections they draw between the Palestinian people's quest for self-determination and their own social justice struggles.

The film is also available on Vimeo.