Typhoon - We zijn er

Ivan Barbosa Short film - 2016 - 5 min.

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Poetical and contemporary rap lyrics, supported by intense images of social abuse in the past. We zijn er is an indictment of a black page in colonial history, featuring rapper Typhoon as a slave who is given a good whipping by his white owner. The closing shot is very powerful: the image of the rebellious slave who seizes the whip fades into the rapper on stage, raising his microphone in his clenched fist. The video was shot on location in Cape Verde, at the time a pivot in the international slave trade.


Director(s) Ivan Barbosa
Script Quinten van ’t Hof
Ivan Barbosa
Roelof Jan Minneboo
Producer(s) Ivan Barbosa
Quinten van ’t Hof
Production Company
Quba Republic
Executive Producer
Gianni Madimin
Director of Photography
Production Country