Community Building • 18m
Don Popo’s life changes when he discovers hip-hop at the age of eleven. From that very moment, hip-hop became the tool that allowed him to dream of a more just and beautiful world: one that is full of wonderful possibilities. Through his Foundation, Familia Ayara, he tries to revive that same experience in as many kids as possible, always using hip-hop as a tool for positive action.
Directors & Producer: Gonzalo Escuder & Ignacio Gomez
2013 | 19 min
Spain | Columbia
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