After taking a DNA test, Latin America’s most decorated artist, Rene Perez, AKA Residente, embarks on a global adventure, to trace the footsteps of his ancestors and record his latest album.
The film reveals how he grew from struggling art student into the founder of Latin America’s most influential rap group, Calle 13, and how he became one of Latin America’s most outspoken critics of injustice and corruption. It then explores why he left Calle 13 at the peak of its success and why he embarked on a new project through Siberia, the Caucasus, China and West Africa, after mapping out his DNA. Music becomes the film’s primary focus, framing each destination and informing every conversation.
René Pérez Joglar
Residente is a Puerto Rican rapper writer, producer and founder of the alternative rap group, Calle 13. He has won 24 Latin Grammys, the most Grammys ever awarded to a Latin artist. In addition to his music, he is most recognized for his commitment to social justice and political activism. In 2015, he notably received the Nobel Peace Summit Award.