Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, will be shown in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd floor, Centennial Hall) on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with Freestyle IV, a week long festival organized by the UWSA where inner city youth, community members and students are invited to learn and create in a highly structured (and artistically driven) programming environment at The University of Winnipeg.
The documentary features revealing interviews about masculinity and sexism with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Shetfall. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.
Please stay for discussion after the film screening facilitated by Dr. Roewan Crowe of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies.
All screenings will be open to all audiences – everyone is welcome. Our screenings will always be free, but donations to offset costs are welcome.
Gallery 1C03 and the UWSA wish to thank Cinema Politica for making it possible for us to participate in this network. We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for generously supporting this initiative.