October 12, 2017

Raisin’ Kane: A Rapumentary

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A documentary about the rise of independent / underground Juno-nominated rap group Citizen Kane from the Scarborough projects as they try to release their first feature length album and take the crown of best hip hop group in the Canadian music industry. Awarded HBO Award for Best Documentary at Urbanworld Film Festival 2001, Best Canadian Documentary at Reelworld Film Festival 2001.

Alison Duke

Director/Producer
Alison Duke is the Senior Producer at Goldelox Productions, a Toronto-based film and video company that produces films that bring diverse audiences together to affect positive social change.

Karen King

Producer
In 1995, Karen became the first Black woman in Canada to produce a full-length feature film, Rude, by Clement Virgo, which premiered at both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. Karen King is the founder of Productions Without Borders (PWB), an online community dedicated to supporting the film and TV content industry in reaping the benefits of diversity and inclusion.

Gordon Thorne

Editor
Editing television drama since 1998 on shows as diverse as “Degrassi”, “Black Harbour”, “The Next Step” and “The Latest Buzz”, Gordon brings an intuitive and collaborative approach to the edit room, always looking for elegance and clarity. He also brings years of documentary editing skills to the table having completed 3 films for the NFB and many years of documentary series.

Citizen Kane and the Black

Music
Veterans of Canadian Hip-Hop, Citizen Kane rap about what its like to grow up in a Canadian ghetto and tell stories of what they know. Scarborough-bred and, comprised of J-Spade and Rob Blye, they manage to combine deep-conscious lyrics while still maintaining their hard-edged delivery.
myspace.com/citizenkanespade

Stan Barua, Kim Derko, Ricardo Diaz

Directors of Photography
Stan Barua: stanbarua.com
Kim Derko: kimderko.com
Ricardo Diaz: rickdiazdp.com

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