Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Santa Fe NM 87505
Phone | (505) 982-1338
Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine is holding the first showing in Santa Fe of the Tribeca Film Festival award winning movie, JUNCTION 48.
Inspired by the true story of Tamer Nafar who single-handedly created the Palestinian hip-hop scene. Set in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed city of Lyd, a family tragedy brings Kareem, an aimless youth, drifting between jobs, closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. Although he raps “I’m not political,” Kareem and his group use music to express their life as Palestinian youth. But the road to success is never easy – Kareem and his group face violent nationalistic Jewish rappers, government-imposed gentrification and troubled drug dealing friends. When Manar’s family threaten to harm them if she performs with him, the time comes for Kareem to either surrender to conservative tradition or stand up for the woman he loves, the artist he respects and the truth he knows.