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Broken Song

  • Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • 7.30pm, reservation recommended, in English with French subtitles, 70 mins
  • Admission free
  • Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, 127-129 rue Saint-Martin, Paris 4e

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As part of the Semaine des cinémas étrangers

GI, Costello and Willa Lee are street poets, hip-hop artists and songwriters from north Dublin. For these young men self-expression in the form of poetry, rap and song has become a spiritual experience. Their aim is simply to articulate the chaos that surrounds them and to fight it with their words and voices alone. Along the way it has become their identity, their religion and, as they claim themselves, they are its high priests.

Directed by Claire Dix, this uplifting documentary premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2013 where it won the Audience Award and the Dublin Critics Circle 'Discovery' Award.

A short rap performance by Costello will follow the screening.

watch the trailer here!

This screening is presented as part of the Semaine des cinémas étrangers (6-16 March), organised by the Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers à Paris around the theme of cinema and music « Cinéma la la ! » : the full programme of the festival is available at