Cork - Event Notice
Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 30 2012
Cinema Night: 'Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes' (2006) - 56mins. Dir. Byron Hurt @solidaritybooks
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Dé hAoine Samhain 30, 2012 15:19 by Eric solidaritybooks at gmail dot com Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street, Opposite Fionn Barras, Cork City
Join us in Solidarity Books, next Wednesday 5th December 8pm for a showing of the powerful documentary Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes' (2006) - 56mins. Dir. Byron Hurt
Film description follows :
"Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes' (2006) - 56mins. Dir. Byron Hurt
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood. 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. Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture."
Start time is 8pm.
All welcome, entry is Free and donations are appreciated.