Archive of films RapStory / RapStory
2021, 50 min
Section: Special Screenings
Using never-before-seen archival footage, Czech Television’s online documentary series RapStory traces thirty years of rap music in the Czech Republic, exploring important events in the history of this music that aims directly for the heart. All of it told exclusively by the people who were there and who managed to build up a subculture that tells us about today’s society more than any other.
Rap. A captivating rhythm and a direct message. Humor or aggression; a reflection of egoism in a highly egoistic era. An infectious virus. This ain’t no kiddie show, it’s a revolutionary culture that did not fully arrive in our country until the Velvet Revolution. Initially ridiculed, Czech rap has become a new form of popular music despite the fact that it was long ignored by radio and television. In their ten-episode online series, director Šimon Šafránek and editor Šimon Hájek (King Skate, Meky) present gripping stories of rappers, ranging from pioneering figures such as Michael Viktořík and Orion all the way to contemporary phenomena such as Yzomandias and Viktor Sheen. In rap, they all found freedom in the face of social expectations and conventions. Suitable for viewers aged 15 years and over.
About the director
Šimon Šafránek (1977, Czechoslovakia). Selected filmography: The Myth (2003), Land of Cover Bands (2016), King Skate (2018), Meky (2020), RapStory (2021).
About the film
|Screenplay:||Šimon Šafránek, Karel Veselý|
|Dir. of Photography:||Zbyněk Kunc|
|Producer:||Alžběta Janáčková, Martina Štrunc|
|Sales:||Czech Television - Telexport|
|Contact:||Silk Films s.r.o.|
Journalist, Film Director
Director of Photography