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Mic Drop

Synopsis
When Obama dropped the microphone, he knew what he was doing: this gesture remains a powerful way of underlining some final words. Derived from the 1980s rap scene, it signals the point when words reach their ultimate impact and full attention needs to be paid to what was just said.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2017
Subjects
Film studies; Politics & government; American Studies
Keywords
experimental film & video; speeches; Rap music; Obama, Barack

Online availability

URI
https://lux.org.uk/work/mic-drop

Credits

Director
Keith Piper

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL, HD DVD
Price
On request
Availability
Sale Hire
Duration/Size
12 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Lux

Email
info@lux.org.uk
Web
https://lux.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 31412960
Address
Waterlow Park Centre
Dartmouth Park Hill
London
N19 5JF
Notes
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