“Respeto” highlights connection between modern day hip-hop and old school Filipino poetry

“Respeto” is a story about a young Filipino rapper and a grumpy old poet whose paths crossed after getting caught in the middle of a demolition riot in the slums of Manila.

Who knew hip-hop and poetry in the form of the Filipino “Balagtasan” can co-exist in a Filipino movie, set in the underground world of rap battles in the Philippines.

“Respeto” recently won the Silver Tiger uncaged award for best feature film at the New York Asian Film Festival.

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