International Hip-Hop Artist And Justice-Seeker Immortal Technique Brings You Into His World In The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique – Documentary Out Spring 2012
Photo by: Ani Yapundzhyan
Immortal Technique’s upcoming documentary, The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique, is set to release in Spring 2012, directed by Cary Stuart of Quarter Water Productions.
Cary Stuart and Quarter Water Productions capture a first-handed look at Immortal Technique’s childhood and adolescence, his emergence into the Hip-Hop scene, and his empowering music and philanthropic works that have made him a revolutionary icon.
The double-DVD documentary features in-depth conversations with major figures such as Chuck D., Dr. Cornel West, Ice T, and Woody Harrelson, along with personal commentary from close music friends AKIR, DJ Green Lantern, ILL BILL, Diabolic, and many others. Immortal Technique has spent recent years touring relentlessly, performing across the United States and overseas in Colombia, Sweden, Amsterdam, and more. The film culminates with his expedition in Afghanistan for the launching of the Amin Institue, an orphange, school, and medical facility established by Immortal Technique and Omeid International.
“[Immortal Technique] symbolize[s] the voice of truth all around the world in the name of rap music and Hip Hop.” – Chuck D
The Amin Institute was financed independently of corporate funding, with over 60K raised from Immortal Technique concert and album sales. Immortal Technique and partner Omeid International opened the Amin Institute doors in March 2009, enrolling its first class to 10 orphaned boys. As a testament to his involvement and commitment to the cause, Immortal Technique spent two weeks in Kabul where he assisted with the final construction, hiring of staff, and procurement of supplies, as well as being part of the opening ceremony. He also traveled to nearby regions of Kabul to raise awareness and gain insight toward the people of Afghanistan.
“The Amin Institute will be giving [children] a place to live and a chance to learn and rebuild their own nation.” – Immortal Technique
To create the documentary, Cary Stuart personally captured seven years worth of filming combined with rare, archived footage from Immortal Technique’s early adolescence and pre-career rap battle days. The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique contains a second-disc with extended performances clips, interviews, and other extras and will be released in Spring 2012, followed by the highly anticipated release of his 5th album, The Middle Passage.
Born in Peru, Felipe Coronal emigrated to Harlem, NY at a young age. Growing up on the streets of New York, the young man became enamored with Hip Hop culture, but eventually graduated to state prison. He was released with a sharpened focus on music. After dominating the New York battle circuit, he followed with the release of his first album, Revolutionary Vol. 1., an instant word-of-mouth sensation that catapulted him to a national spotlight, gaining tons of attention from the media including a feature on The Source’s “Unsigned Hype.” Since, Immortal Technique toured worldwide across the US, South America, Europe, and Australia. He’s headlined major festivals including Paid Dues, Rock The Bells, SXSW, and many others. He’s released four studio projects and has charted on Billboard’s Top 10 Independent Albums, along with notable appearances on Russia TV, Al Jazeera News, URB Magazine, XXL, and countless others. He goes beyond his music as an advocate of justice and equality through many charitable works with immigrant groups, youth detention centers, the preservation of the South Central Farm, gang workshops, and more. In 2009, he partnered with Omeid International to build the Amin Institute, an orphanage, school, and medical facility in Afghanistan, which was funded by profits from album and ticket sales. Cary Stuart of Quarter Water Productions captures Immortal Technique’s journey leading up to the construction and opening of the Amin Institute in the upcoming documentary, The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique, slated for Spring 2012 release, followed by the release of a new album.
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