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The Hip Hop Film Fest & Black August Media Forum.

Date:
Sunday, August 18, 2002
Time:
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
event co-curator: Kevin Epps
Location Details:
location information: 934 Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th Streets) San Francisco CA Somar Event Line: 415.552.2131x401 info@somarts.org admission : $5 students/ $7 adult $20 all day benefit pass at the door

 
 
The Hip Hop Film Fest & Black August Media Forum.

- A Fundraiser for The San Francisco Bayview Newspaper -

This Saturday & Sunday - Aug 17th & 18th

event runs both days from 5 p.m to approx 12 a.m midnight

What ?:

Y'all should come on down to see the most popular films of The Hip Hop Film Fest like "Freestyle:The Art of Rhyme", and "Straight Outta Hunters Point". In addition to great indie films and performances from rap and spoken word artists like T-Kash of The Coup, Jymini, and Natural Blackness, the Fest also promises awareness building dialogue with local alternative media panelists. Opportunities to win raffle prizes, enjoy the vibe and suck up some some Hot BBQ & Louisiana Gumbo in the courtyard.

location information:
934 Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th Streets)
San Francisco CA

Somar Event Line: 415.552.2131x401

info@somarts.org <mailto:info@somarts.org>

admission : $5 students/ $7 adult
$20 all day benefit pass at the door

<
http://www.hiphopfilmfest.com>
The indie filmmaking crew that is organizing the ongoing Hip
Hop Film Fest tour, is throwing a festive and educational event
Saturday Aug 17th & Sunday Aug 18th at SomARTS Center in
San Francisco. Folks of all ages and races are invited to see
screenings of the most popular films in the festival as well as
participate in Indie Media Forums with some of the Bay Area's
leading alternative media writers and visual artists.

In addition to unique films, each day will feature an alternative media panel with visual
artist, journalists, writers, and representatives from publications and media outlets to hold open ended discussion about local community issues and current events. There will
also be refreshments and food available with proceeds directed to helping out the venerable, yet financially troubled SF Bayview newspaper, the last remaining black owned
newspaper in San Francisco.

An outdoor Bar BQ will coincide in the somARTS courtyard with
musical performances by T- Kash of The Coup, Jymini, DJ Undercut ,
spoken word from Natural Fact, Pitch Black, and others to be announced. Raffles will be
held for prizes which include new CD's, Video Games, and more.
5:00 p.m Voice of The Voiceless (US 2001 49mim) dir: Tania Cuevas-Martinez

Award winning short documentary film about the movement surrounding the appeal process for Mumia Abu Jamal. Many notable hip-hop artists and
activists explain their support and struggle for the liberation of this
condemned political prisoner on Death Row. Features Michael Franti, Dead
Prez, Mos Def, Gil Scott Heron and more.


6:00 p.m a Bay Area Alternative Media Panel :

Saturday panelists will focus on issues facing contemporary alternative
media TBA. Moderator JR of Black Imperial Society/SF Bay View

7:30 p.m

Nobody Knows My Name (2001 60 min) dir: Rachel Raimist
Going beyond the "bling bling" and "bootay" that is the mainstream music
video mainstay, Raimist reveals the lives of real women, connected by their
love of the elements of Hip Hop. This intimate film draws you into the
stories of talented women who are poets, performers, and artists of great
ethnic diversity that believe in hip hop as a way of life such as Medusa &
DJ Symphony (the sole female member of the The World Famous Beat Junkies).

9:00 p.m

Freestyle : The Art of Rhyme (US, 2002 57min) dir: Kevin Fitzgerald
An award winning film that explosively documents the world of
improvisational Rap. Shot over a period of more than seven years by a
co-operative of students, filmmakers, DJ's, b-boys, and MC's, FREESTYLE
takes viewers on a journey through previously unexamined dimensions of
hip-hop. Improvised poetry challenges conventional linguistics, politics and
culture as language is re-appropriated as a tool for empowerment. Freestyle
is packed with rare and archival footage of some of the most amazing hip-hop
MC's ever to bless the mic, including Supernatural, Mos Def, Last Poets,
Biggie Smalls, Black Thought of The Roots, Freestyle Fellowship, Lord
Finesse, Tupac Shakur, MC Juice, DJ's Cut Chemist & Numark of Jurassic-5,
and DJ Kool Herc.


Sunday - scheduling TBA - info below is tentative but screenings will
include:

5:00 p.m

"Breath Control: The History of The Human Beat Box" (US 2001 73min) dir:
Joey Garfield
Breath Control is a documentary about making music via the human beat box,
easily one of the key elements in the development of Hip-Hop culture,
alongside Dj-ing, Graffiti, Breakdancing, and MC-ing. Unfortunately, its
contribution has been largely overlooked, as has the fun, expressive, human,
and spontaneous dimension of Hip-Hop that it represents. Breath Control: The
History of the Human Beat Box uses interviews, live performances, archival
footage, and animation to bring to light this important and neglected
ingredient of Hip Hop's identity. Beat Box pioneers and luminaries such as
Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, The Fat Boys, The Roots, and Zap Mama trace this
art form from its basic beat to the present day.

7:00 p.m

Estillo Hip Hop (2002 15 min) dir: Vie Bravo
A stunning and inspiring short preview of a work in progress documentary
that travels the nevert before seen world of South American Hip Hop. You
meet the young people communicating in the international language of Hip Hop
in their respective countries such as Argentina, Chile', Brazil and
elsewhere. Learn of their struggles and triumphs while they set out to
define their role in this burgeoning movement.


Voice of The Voiceless (US 2001 49min) dir: Tania Cuevas-Martinez

Award winning short documentary film about the movement surrounding the
appeal process for Mumia Abu Jamal. Many notable hip-hop artists and
activists explain their support and struggle for the liberation of this
condemned political prisoner on Death Row. Features Michael Franti, Dead
Prez, Mos Def, Gil Scott Heron and more.

The Sunday Media Panel follows "Voice of The Voiceless" and precedes
"Straight Outta Hunters Point".

9:00 p.m

Straight Outta Hunters Point (US, 2002 74min) dir: Kevin Epps

Director Kevin Epps will be present to screen the latest cut of his own film
as well as a few shorts made by local Bayview youths. He'll engage in
audience Q & A afterwards. Soundtrack CD's will be available.

This critically acclaimed portrait of life in San Francisco's notorious
Hunters Point Housing Projects, S.O.H.P has screened at several film fests, and is returning by popular demand to the City. In this flick, Director Kevin Epps explores conditions in the black ghetto neighborhood where he grew up and still lives. Examine a litany of urban woes from alleged gang related "Rap Wars" to economic redlining, meanwhile a vital underground hip-hop scene provides the essence of hope for the youth. A raw gripping film that depicts a neighborhood transformed from a once thriving area into a toxic dumping ground and Super Fund site. The result is a gripping insider portrait of a community in crisis persevering despite the
odds .
Features Bay Area artists like RBL Posse, Herm, Baby Finsta, Seff Tha Gaffla, and JT The Bigga Figga.
plus shorts:

Miracle Makers ( Girls 2000, Just Think 11 min. )
A tribute to grandmothers who raise grandchildren in the Bayview Community. Twelve girls celebrate grandmothers as caregivers, role models and the person in their lives who keep things together when times are rough.


Where We At (girls 2000, Just Think 5 min. )
A rarely seen female viewpoint of the killings happening in HP, As four
girls re-construct the altars they usually make in remembrance of their lost
ones, they express their feelings and thoughts.

Hunter's Point on Fire ( Youth in Action 2001) - a look at the mysterious
fires and that burned for weeks on the Naval Base in 2000.
more TBA

Hip Hop Film Fest Tour continues this fall:

Durham NC Sept 20 -22

Santa Cruz Oct 12-13

see <
http://www.hiphopfilmfest.com> for updates and additional dates to be
added. Coming soon Portland OR, Houston TX, Austin TX, Chicago IL, etc.




The concept of Black August allows hip hop culture to be placed
within the historical and political context that can inform, inspire
and guide new generations as we confront the issues facing
our communities, our society and our world. Black August is a
time of remembrance for those lost and a chance to embrace
the principles of unity, self-sacrifice, resistance, spiritual
renewal for all of those working in the ongoing struggle to free
ourselves from political oppression and break the chains that
bind us.
Black August grew out of the California Prison
system by the men and women of the Black/Afrikan Liberation
Movement as a means of acknowledging and studying the
legacy of resistance in the Americas. They had a need to
expose the heroic deeds of Afrikan women and men who have
recognized and struggled against the injustices heaped upon
people of color on a daily basis in America. These include
fallen soldiers such as Soledad Brother, George L. Jackson
who was killed in prison August 21, 1971 and his younger
brother, Jonathan Jackson who was killed in the parking lot of a
Marin County courtroom after liberating Ruchell Magee among
other brothers on August 7, 1970. The arrival of the first Africans
here for the purpose of enslavement was in August (1619). The
first and only armed revolution whereby Africans freed
themselves from chattel slavery commenced on August 21,
1791 in Haiti. Nat Turner's slave rebellion began on August 21,
1831, and Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad started in
August. Philadelphia Police began raiding and murdering MOVE
members in their homes beginning in August 8, 1978 .
As Mumia Abu Jamal, whose own execution was stayed in August 1995,
has written "Their sacrifice, their despair, their determination and their
blood has painted the month Black for all time."

We invite you to come on down to experience this unique
gathering and important cultural event.
For Info See:
http://www.SFBayview.com
For a history of Black August related information and timeline visit
<
http://www.prisonactivist.org/blackaugust/index.shtml>

For The SF Bay View
<
http://www.sfbayview.com>

For Our Website:
<
http://www.hiphopfilmfest.com>

contact event co-curator: Kevin Epps
Toll Free Voice Mail 866.206.9071 x9211

rsvp@hiphopfilmfest.com <mailto:rsvp@hiphopfilmfest.com>

additional media & PR info:
LilMike of EventMagic
415.626.6501




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