Opening Film "This is what it is" Léa Rinaldi
14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht / Signes de Nuit
This vibrant film about Cuba’s leading hip-hop band, Los Aldeanos, captures the country’s complexity and contradictions. This is a rare music documentary that goes beyond its enthralling performances to take a close, candid look at the realities of daily life. Rinaldi’s vision, like the music she captures, is at once political and poetic. This Is What It Is is also part of the series Made You Look: Documenting the Art, History, Power, and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture.