Kings County

Kings County

Clémence Crépin Neel, Tania Gotesman
The story of young rappers from Bedstuy, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, known to have been both the epicenter of the crack epidemic in the United States and the birthplace of the greatest African-American hip-hop figures and rappers (Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Notorious BIG, Kanye West, etc.). These young rappers want to follow the footsteps of their elders and role models, trying to escape the violence of the streets, the guns, the arbitrary arrests, and the death of African Americans who now shout ""Black Lives Matter"". It is a film about a common impulse, which draws its strength from music, as the only way out. We follow Desiigner, who started from nothing, but recorded his music today on Kanye West's label. A dream come true for some. We also follow Mekado, Dydy, Nunu, McMiller... All of them meet and exchange around the music and the brutality of their own America, in a dilapidated apartment in the projects. A neighborhood left abandoned to its own demise, in the heart of Donald Trump's United States."

Clémence Crépin Neel

France After studying law and philosophy at the Sorbonne, then graduating Sciences Po Paris, Clémence began working in production companies, mainly on documentaries (Maha Productions with Denis Poncet & Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, Jigsaw Productions with Alex Gibney in New York). In 2017, she joined the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, a co-production training course between La fémis in Paris, the Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg (Germany) and the NFTS in London (UK). Between 2014 and 2018, she and Tania Gotesman directed the documentary "Kings County" in New York. In 2019, she founded her production company, Moderato.

Tania Gotesman

France After studying literature at the Sorbonne, Tania joined Sciences Po Paris. She then worked as a production assistant (Les Films du Poisson, Banshee Films) before joining StudioCanal in 2015. She is currently in charge of production and acquisition. Between 2014 and 2018, she and Clémence Crépin Neel directed the documentary "Kings County" in New York. She is preparing her first fiction short film, that will be shot in 2020.

– My First Doc Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection (Tunisia)

  • Original title Kings County
  • Director Clémence Crépin Neel, Tania Gotesman
  • Duration 25
  • Production year 2020
  • Theme Human Rights, Music, Arts & Culture
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality France
  • Producer Moderato
  • Dialogue language English
  • Subtitle language French, English