Third World Newsreel and the NewFilmmakers Series present Maori Karmael Holmes’s new documentary Scene not Heard. We will also showcase other titles from Third World Newsreel’s Women of Color Collection, including God Bless America, Work and Respect, Walking with FUREE, Respect is Due and She Rhymes Like a Girl.
Join us and the filmmakers for our end of the year screening! Light refreshment and holiday treats will be served from 5:30PM on.
Wednesday, December 13th
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street
Ticket price: $5
WOMEN: HOLDIN’ IT DOWN
TWN Feature Presentation
NEW SCENE NOT HEARD
Right from the beginning of the hip hop movement, Philadelphia's artists have made major contributions as emcees, graffiti artists, dancers, and especially as deejays. But somehow Philadelphia still doesn't get the kind of props that Los Angeles or even Atlanta does, despite its unique proliferation of female hip hop artists. This new film from Maori Karmael Holmes seeks to tell the story of these women--the legends and the ingénues--as they struggle to succeed in a male-dominated industry.
Maori Karmael Holmes, 2005, 45 minutes
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Latina poet Mariposa sings her own version of God Bless America. Part of the Call for Change Series 2005.
Renata Gangemi and Ruben Gonzalez, 2005, 2 minutes
WORK AND RESPECT
Over 200,000 women work in the homes of New Yorkers as housekeepers and nannies. Mostly women of color and often undocumented, their work is not covered by federal labor laws, and for many, the pay and conditions of work are beyond belief. The women are beginning to organize to fight for a bill of rights. As one worker says, “imagine if all 200,000 went on strike one day?” Part of our Call for Change Series 2005.
Domestic Workers United, 2005, 10 minutes
WALKING WITH FUREE
After 9/11, Wanda Imueson, a Harlem raised believer in the American Dream, found herself jobless and going to the welfare office. The humiliation of her treatment and the persistent efforts of the women at FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality), led Wanda to become an activist and speaker, recruiting other women to empower themselves. Part of the Call for Change Series 2005.
Miriam Perez, 2005, 10 minutes
RESPECT IS DUE
In keeping with the doctrines of Wall Street and Madison Avenue, sex sells rap music. In this video, Black youth examine the ways women of African decent are frequently portrayed in rap lyrics and music videos. Hip-hop riffs and clips from rap videos illustrate interviews with young rap enthusiasts, art critics, activists and rapper "Sista Souljah".
Cyrille Phipps, 1992, 10 minutes
SHE RHYMES LIKE A GIRL
Toni Blackman and the FreeStyle Union are challenging the male dominated world of hip hop and empowering women to speak their minds in freestyle workshops. This music video/documentary seeks to promote a movement of female MCs. Part of the Call for Change Series 2005.
JT Takagi, 2005, 7 minutes
For more information, please contact Third World Newsreel at (212) 947-9277 ext. 304 or at [email protected].
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Added by TWN on December 4, 2006