Familia Ayara
(19 min) Colombia/Spain
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Wednesday 10/23, 6:00 PM (Session 21)

Directors: Gonzalo Escuder, Ignacio Gomez
Producer: Gonzalo Escuder


Don Popo's life changes when he discovers hip-hop at the age of eleven. From that very moment, hip-hop becomes the tool that will allow him to dream of a more just and beautiful world: one that is full of wonderful possibilities. Through his foundation, Familia Ayara, which works with young people who have been mentally, physically or sexually abused, he tries to revive that same experience in as many kids as possible, always using hip-hop as a tool for positive action. Hip-hop has several forms of expression: "rapping, our poetry; breakdancing, our dance; graffiti, our fine arts; and disc jockeying, embodying the movement's musicality." But hip-hop is much more than an artistic expression; it is a social, political and transformational movement.


Gonzalo Escuder was born in Bilbao. He studied film at New York University. After working in Singapore as a film teacher he returned to Barcelona, where he now lives and works as a film teacher and as a documentary director.

Nacho Gomez was born in Barcelona. He studied film at ESCAC, and started working as an advertisement director for Propaganda. He currently works as a freelancer, and tries to dedicate time both to his work in advertisement, but also to making meaningful documentaries

Contact Information:

DOCUMON Educational Association
e: escuder.gonzalo@gmail.com
w: www.documon.org/

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