Thursday, February 08, 2007
Beyond Beats and Rhymes

What's really going on?

Tomorrow, we'll be featuring a screening of Byron Hurt's important new movie, Beyond Beats and Rhymes, at San Francisco State University . It's a documentary that will be airing on PBS nationally on February 21st. It's a must-see, a bracing examination of issues of sexism, misogyny, homophobia, and masculinity. Due to personal reasons, Byron will no longer be able to make it, but we will be featuring a panel including Davey D, Deep Dickollective's Juba Kalamka, and UC Berkeley's Dr. Leigh Braiford.

I suggest watching Byron's movie in light of this heartbreaking short, A Girl Like Me, made by high school student Kiri Davis. Kiri revisits the important Kenneth Clark thought experiment that formed part of the NAACP's argument over Brown V. Board, to unpredictably devastating effects.

Join us Thursday night at SFSU for this important discussion.

posted by Zentronix @ 11:47 AM   4 comments links to this post


At 2/21/07, 6:28 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

thanks for the tip. saw the doc last nite and it was everything you said. i seen a lot of hip-hop docs and this one goes places other ones are afraid to touch. nice job byron.

At 2/27/07, 12:19 AM, Blogger Neo Realist said...

The documentary was screened not too long ago at Howard U with a panel including Byron and Asheru. I thought everyone was aware of the negative images in music videos and rap..apparently the majority of HU students were olbivious until they saw the documentary...they should screen it at every educational institution from middle schools to colleges.

At 3/1/07, 9:19 AM, Blogger Frank said...

Saw this on PBS and was very impressed with the perspectives. Any way of buying this? I'd like to screen it at Carnegie Mellon University: who should I contact?

At 3/1/07, 9:24 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

Try, it's the wing of PBS that funded and promoted the film. Good luck...


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