Today (Tuesday) – 6pm – Arts room 201
Film screening – Hip Hop: The New World Order
BEMA Black History Month 2014 film screening of the documentary ‘Hip Hop: The New World Order’
The documentary, Hip Hop: The New World Order affirms Hip Hop culture as a powerful vehicle for self-expression by youth around the world, empowering them in the areas of education, economics, politics, entertainment, and new media.
Shot in 8 international cities (Tokyo, Havana, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro & Johannesburg) over a span of 3 years (1998-2000), the project embarks on the groundbreaking mission to unearth the practice and business of Hip Hop culture worldwide.
Hip Hop heavyweights Chuck D, Method Man, Questlove (The Roots), and dead prez lend their insight and experience with Hip Hop across the waters. Hip Hop: The New World Order gives a global perspective to the music and culture so often vilified in the media.
The gritty footage shot on digital video uncovers everything from Japanese hip hop fans who spend up to a thousand dollars to chemically transform their hair into dreadlocks, Cuban raperos spitting rhymes in Spanish with the exception of a few English curses and young South Africans who used hip hop as battle music during the final days of apartheid resistance.
Produced and Directed by Muhammida El Muhajir
Free screening, all welcome.