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Silvana - Väck Mig När Ni Vaknat

Sweden, Swedish, 91 mins

  • Director: Mika Gustafson; Olivia Kastebring
  • Producer: Stina Gardell; Anna Weitz

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Swedish rapper Silvana Imam quickly rose to fame with her blunt, uncompromising rhymes. In the span of just a year, she became a superstar. The world of hip-hop has long been male-dominated, which means she has to work even harder. Not only is she female, but also a lesbian feminist. Her politically charged anthems about destroying the patriarchy brought a whole new audience to rap. Huge crowds of young women came with fists in the air to sing along to her lyrics. The media began labeling her a hero for women and the LGBT community. The praise was nice, but the pressure of being a role model was hard to handle. She was also tired of journalists focusing only on her gender and sexuality, rather than on her musical talents. Everything started to take a toll on her mental health. But the story doesn’t end there. As you’ll see in this electrifying documentary, Silvana is a fiercely resilient badass. Every barrier put in her way gets completely obliterated. Simply put, SILVANA is the biography of your new favorite rapper.


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Silvana Imam as Herself

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