Previously at the ICA - Films

Beyond Beats and Rhymes + 4 Real

Beyond Beats and Rhymes + 4 Real

9 Sep 2006

The screening followed by a Q&A with Mona Ibrahim from the Hip-Hop Association

This 2006 Sundance Film Festival selection is a rivetting PBS documentary that examines representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip hop culture. Highly revealing interviews with Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, along with cultural commentary from Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Kevin Powell and Sarah Jones.

The film will be preceded by the short film 4 Real, highlighting young celebrities who under extreme circumstances are doing innovative and inspirational work.

Beyond Beats and Rhymes, USA 2005, dir Byron Hurt, 60 mins.

4 Real, Canada 2005, dir Sol Guy and Josh Thome, 24 min.

Presented in collaboration with The Hip-Hop Association

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