Player Hating

2012 Mad-G Production
Directed by Maggie Hadleigh-West

A documentary about hip hop artist named Half-a-Mill and his Brooklyn crew as they struggle to escape the poverty and violence of the Albany Housing Projects through music.

“Volatile! Intimate and never condescending, Ms. Hadleigh-West’s on-the-fly shooting style opens a portal to an alien land, a corner of America where many whites fear to tread."
– Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Player Hating is one of the more intimate and revealing looks at American projects ever made… Hadleigh-West clearly has the guts, not to mention the wiliness, of a potentially major filmmaker: She went to an everyday kind of purgatory and came out with a picture of cleansing humanity.”
– Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

Director Maggie Hadleigh-West wins the prestigious 2013 Guggenheim award! "Appointed ... "Player Hating IS NOT just another hip hop movie.
Player Hating 2 minutes trailer
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