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David Knight - 26th Nov 2018

Legendary rapper Nas addresses the reality of life in the USA for African-Americans today in Rohan Blair-Mangat's powerful 16 minute film showcasing several tracks from the Kanye West-produced album Nasir, released earlier this year.

Blair-Mangat's film is epic and impressionistic in its scope, employing drama, documentary, and news and archive footage, as well as Nas's performances, to create a multi-layered visual interpretation of seven songs from the album. But it's the theme of black identity and culture, under constant threat of police brutality, that is the constant seam that runs through everything, culminating in the dramatisation of a modern tragedy.

Written and directed by Mangat, shot in New York by Nicholas Bupp, and graded by Ricky Gausis, Nasir - The Film is beautifully articulated expression of righteous anger. 

Credits

DirectorRohan Blair-Mangat
ProducerMaggie McLean
Production CompanyCaviar
Director of PhotographyNicholas Bupp
ColouristRicky Gausis
Grading companyMPC
Other creditsExecutive Producers: Anthony Saleh, Peter Bittenbender, Gabriel ‘G Code’ Zardes, Kim Dellara, Jasper Thomlinson, Michael Sagol and Jamie Rabineau 1st AD: Ev Salomon Production Designers: Alexandra Schaller (NY) and Mike Daze (LA) Editors: Sam Ostrove and Scott Butzer (Cabin Edit) Sound Design/Mix: Brent Kiser (Unbridled Sound) VFX: Gloria VFX “Everything” Screenplay written by: Ron McCants Director’s Rep: Lark Creative (US) Hands LDN (UK)

David Knight - 26th Nov 2018

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