FORTHRIGHT - straight forward, direct – follows different artists in conflict areas, who found ways to oppose the systems in charge. Their common tool against oppression and injustice and for peace and human rights is spoken word and rap music. The common message is that words are stronger than weapons!
To stand up against inequality and social shortcomings. That is what all the 43 artists, who Sascha Kraus portrayed for his book FORTHRIGHT “Stronger than a weapon” have in common. Over the past six years he travelled thirteen regions of crisis to find out that rap music can be seen as a universal approach for positive change that sometimes has a more direct impact than politics and the military. To address problems straightforward and direct, that is what FORTHRIGHT stands for.