The Art of Disrespect

A documentary by Dennis Hoogeveen and Jett Ruigrok (Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

The Art of Disrespect is a documentary about the shutdown of the biggest battle rap league of The Netherlands, PunchOut Battles. It’s the story of Aiky trying to keep his league alive while rappers Giant and Nick Vayne prepare themselves for the very last final.

The rappers prepare themselves very well and their ultimate goal is to ‘disrespect’ their opponent by insulting them on stage. And with that, there are no rules at all. No matter how racist, insulting, discriminating or sexist the lines are, on stage, anything is allowed.