Join us for the third and final film in the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival social screening series this Wednesday, March 28 at 1PM PT/4PM ET.
The event, which takes place exclusively online, will feature special guests Jimmie Briggs, founder and director of Man Up, and Dr. Kaila Story, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Louisville.
Participants can join for free by signing in with Facebook or directly on the site, interacting with other viewers and panelists in real-time, while watching the film. Viewers can comment, ask questions, take polls, and even express their feelings about what they’re watching through a variety of tools on the site. This is an entirely new way of experiencing documentary films and it is inherently social.
Sparking dialogue on hip-hop and its declarations on gender, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes provides thoughtful insight from divergent points of view, including rap artists, industry executives, rap fans, and social critics from inside and outside the hip-hop generation. The film includes interviews with famous rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons; along with commentary from Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Kevin Powell, and Sarah Jones.
This online social screening is part of a month long online film festival presented by Women and Girls Lead featuring a collection of documentary films by prominent independent filmmakers. These films showcase extraordinary women and girls on the front lines of changing the world.
To learn more about the Women and Girls Lead initiative, click here.