Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Center for Social Media Screening, Wed. Feb. 6, 2008, 5:30pm - Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Wechsler Theater, 3rd Fl. Mary Graydon Center, American University

It's Free!

HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This groundbreaking documentary is a "loving critique" of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form's representations of masculinity.
Discussion to follow film, led by Georgetown Assistant Professor Scott Heath, whose research has included African American literature and black public culture, including hip-hop studies.

Center for Social Media Calendar

Green on the Screen Tomorrow, Thurs. 12:30-1:30pm - Global Banquet: Politics of Food

Global banquet: Politics of food. 2001. 50 min. This film exposes globalization’s damaging effect on our food system in terms that are understandable to the non-specialist. It debunks several underlying myths about global hunger.

Green on the Screen videos will be shown every Thursday @ 12:30pm throughout the Spring Semester in the Media Services Classroom on the lower level of the AU Library. The screenings are open to all and attendees are welcome to bring lunch. Most of the videos scheduled run 60 minutes or less.