Body In Revolt

Uncovering the relationship between dance music and activism across the world's harshest political climates

Body In Revolt From award-winning filmmaker Jos de Putter's Deepfocus Webdocs comes a new series of short films looking at the relationship between dance music and political mobilisation in some of the world's most conservative societies. From Tehran to Chongqing, Body In Revolt discovers the underground dancehall revolutionaries using music as a new form of protest.

See more on each episode below:

Trapped In A City of One Thousand Mountains - Watch Now

A look behind the curtain at Chongqing's counter-cultural revolution.

Palestinian Underground - Watch Now

Liberation politics and dance music come together on the Palestinian rave scene.

Letter To The President - Watch Now

Ugandan music star Bobi Wine's journey from tortured political prisoner to national revolutionary.

NAJA - Coming Soon

DJ Naja Orashvili takes on the repressive Georgian state in the name of queer rights.

Dancing Tehran - Watch Now

17-year-old Maedeh Hojabri inspires a #movement from her Instagram account.

The Producers

Jos de Putter - Director

Jos de Putter is a documentary film maker and creative producer based in Berlin. His works have received a slew of awards and premiered at film festivals across the world, including the Berlinale, Toronto International FF and IDFA. In 2005, Jos was honored with a retrospective of all his films in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, at Festival dei Poploi in Florence and his experimental short Passers By was shown at the MOMA, New York. In 2013, he started producing webdocs for Dutch online news site 'De Correspondent', and more recently for Dutch public television network 'HUMAN'.

Deep Focus Webdocs - Producer

Jos has been producing, editing and presenting short documentaries ('webdocs') for online platforms since October 2013. The webdocs offer serious and innovative visual journalism, provide crucial context into the stories they share and allow viewers to engage with them on a personal level. They distinguish themselves from current online and print journalism, creating an independent reflection of the news. Since 2013, over 70 short webdocs have been produced, winning numerous awards at international festivals.

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