Ngātahi - Know The Links/ Te Kupu by JoFF Rae


Director/producer/camera/editor - Dean Hapeta aka Te Kupu

Thursday 7 June 2012 - Adam Auditorium, City Gallery Wellington / 18:00 until 21:00

Ngātahi - Know The Links is a six part rapumentary on street arts and activism amongst native and marginalised people in twenty-two countries.

Creator Dean Hapeta aka Te Kupu presents the latest and final part in this series and will be in attendance to answer questions about his work.

Part six features interviews and footage from Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia), Beijing (China), Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo (Brazil). Giving viewers access to expressions, sights and sounds not usually experienced outside of progressive discourse and conscious Hiphop circles.

In production since 2000 and filmed in 22 countries the complete series is over nine hours duration packaged in a six DVD box set (single episodes are also available).

Official selection at Sundance Film Festival 2004 (Festival Cut), part five screened on Māori Television in 2009.

Solidarity, a 23 minute music documentary on Upper Hutt Posse’s visit to the USA as guests of the Nation of Islam in 1990, will also be screened. 

Koha / Gold Coin entry

DJ KLJAY (Brazil)
From the poorest to the richest everyone wants to have power, to control something or someone / And that’s why the world lives in conflict, in wars, lives with inequalities / Love is left as the 2nd, 3rd or 4th plan

MIA LEE (China)
So it’s very controlled what you can do here, and it’s very controlled what kind of information you can get

So we do not actually know how many attacks or how many violent incidents there might be.

I think actions are louder than words

They have been informed that this is happening and they choose not to do anything about it, then we can sue the government 

In the end of the day if you’re not really helping the community and if you’re not really helping you know like kids in the society you ain’t doing shit

CESAR – (Brazil)
A verdade é mais poderosa do que o eu
Truth is more powerful than self

When some people are starving they’re like man I don’t give a fuck, I’ll kill you for some food, how about that

FUNK BUIA (Brazil)
Hiphop in Brazil gets stronger mainly because it’s social

Fala bonito, mas não me iludo
You’re a sweet talker but I’m not fooled
Ganha propina e tira onda como deluvio
You get illegal money and think you’re cool
Nao pega nada.. 
You don’t get anything
O ritmo é de festa 
The rhythm (is) like a party
Goza o ano inteiro o decimo quarto 
Enjoy the 14th wage the whole year
É o que interessa – o que nao presta..
It’s all that matters, (that) what doesn’t matter
É o que me resta? Sobrou pra gente
It’s what is left for me, left for us
Imposto pra caralho, pro salario do presidente 
A fucken load of tax for the presidents salary

OUTSIDE IN: The Story of Art in the Streets by JoFF Rae

by Patrick Simpson


OUTSIDE IN is a celebratory and historical look at street art through the lens of the Museum of Contemporary Art's groundbreaking exhibition Art in the Streets. The film features renowned artists Shepard Fairey, Lee Quiñones, Swoon, Futura, Mister Cartoon, Revok, Martha Cooper, Invader to name a few. Director Alex Stapleton (Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel) documents the artist's creative process, their pitfalls with the law, the poetic impermanence of their craft and the artists' evolution from the back seat of a cop car to the walls of a well-respected institution.

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art, April 17 through August 8, 2011, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The exhibition traces the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved.

Art in the Streets showcases installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art community, including Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee Quiñones (New York), Futura (New York), Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (São Paulo), and JR (Paris). MOCA’s exhibition emphasized Los Angeles’ role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. The exhibition featured projects by influential Los Angeles-based artists such as Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojórquez, Mister Cartoon, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, and RISK.