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Doc­u­ment­ing China’s under­ground hip hop culture

Fol­low Your Heart
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As China’s mod­ern soci­ety changes from com­mu­nism to con­sumerism, a new urban youth move­ment has emerged with a greater sense of free­dom and opti­mism unknown in their parent’s gen­er­a­tion. By high­light­ing suc­cess­ful and inde­pen­dent artists from China’s national Hip-​Hop scene, Dun­can Jepson’s film Fol­low Your Heart illus­trates how this glob­ally con­nected gen­er­a­tion of Chi­nese youth has embraced tech­nol­ogy, art, and con­sumer cul­ture to express indi­vid­u­al­ity in ways that clash with both tra­di­tional and mod­ern Chi­nese val­ues.

Awards: Best Doc­u­men­tary, Urban Media­mak­ers Film Fes­ti­val, Final­ist Award, Las Vegas Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val­Of­fi­cially Selected – Hawaii Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, New­port Beach Film Fes­ti­val, San Diego Asian Film Fes­ti­val, Ham­burg Radar Film Fes­ti­val. Writ­ten and directed by Dun­can Jepson.
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