Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains

A film by: David Verbeek

A new phenomenon of authentic Chinese rap has taken the internet by storm. But behind the unprecedented gains in popularity, there is a struggle for freedom of speech. Rappers are trying to figure out what they still can and cannot do after new censorship is announced.

Country: the Netherlands, China
Length: 22’28”
Completion: 11/2018
Genre: documentary
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Chinese
Subtitle language: English

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  1. International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (14 – 25 November, 2018)
    Short Film Competition

Director: David Verbeek
Producer: Deep Focus Web Docs: Jos de Putter
Executive producer: Prisca van der Mullen
Cinematographer: David Verbeek
Sound Design & Editing: Quincy Vlijtig
Sound recording: David Verbeek, Prisca van der Mullen
Editor: David Verbeek
Composer: Jegor van Opdorp