ALIAS Film World Premiere at Hot Docs

Composer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs works with award-winning director Michelle Latimer 

On Friday, Apr 26th, the film ALIAS will have it’s world premier at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival followed by an exclusive world premiere after-party.

ALIAS, the feature documentary by Michelle Latimer, looks directly at the lives of Toronto rappers, who’ve sprung from ‘hoods that have turned into angry “territories.” There she found stories that belied the stereotypes, young rappers using the form as an alternative to gang life, and as a possible escape. And their expression – while a stark and realistic portrait of Canada’s growing underclass – is anything but an endorsement of thug life.

“Scoring for ALIAS was different than any other project I worked on.  From the outset, director Michelle Latimer and I discussed how what I composed needed to be subtle, nuanced and weave through the hip-hop that permeates the film.  In the end, the musical contrast is striking and the honesty of the people followed is powerful,” comments composer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs.

Official GAT press release & details on the film can be found here:

Official Streel Films trailer can be found here:


Fri, Apr 26 7:00 PM | The Royal Cinema
Sun, Apr 28 1:00 PM | Scotiabank 3
Sat, May 4 8:45 PM | Scotiabank 4    

Exclusive “Hustle With Flow” After-Party

A live rap show and old school hip hop dance party to celebrate the world premiere of the feature documentary “ALIAS”. Featuring live performances by some of Toronto’s hottest underground rap artists.

Hosted by Alkatraz & Rich Kidd
Performances by: Alkatraz, Alias Donmillion, Trench, Master Knia, Keon Love, Rich Kidd, The Kid Nitro, Scwrg Scrilla, Eyes & Stephon Hendricks Live dj: Rollin’ Cash (old school hip hop, breaks and dub)

El Mocambo
464 Spadina Ave, 19 +
Doors Open at 9PM
Free with ticket stub from Premiere Screening or Hot Docs Pass
Invitation Only, Guest List Enforced

Donations accepted at Door
All Proceeds Donated to Remix Project’s City Life Program 

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