Join us for a critical screening of a youth-produced film examining the cultural significance and history of hip hop music.

For the February edition of EVC’s Docs & Dialogue series we’ll be watching the powerful documentary Hip Hop: A Culture of Influence, hosted by youth producers from EVC. Created in the late 1990s, this film explores the history of Hip Hop as a musical genre and as a lifestyle, documenting an important stage in the transformation of Hip Hop culture. Commissioned and exhibited by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the film celebrates Hip Hop’s role as a unifying force among youth of different backgrounds, while also critically examining how issues such as materialism, misogyny, and homophobia affect Hip Hop’s communities. The film includes conversations with Mos Def, Apani B. Fly, Talib Kweli, and other well-known artists early in their careers.

Hosted by EVC alumni Raelene Holmes and Maude Carroll, with guests, and Ambreen Qureshi, Executive Director of EVC. The event will be recorded.

The series is free and open to the public. Please consider donating to support young people changing the world one documentary at a time!

About EVC Presents: Docs & Dialogues:

EVC Presents: Docs & Dialogues is a monthly youth-produced virtual documentary screening and dialogue series led by EVC’s young people whose lives and communities are impacted by systemic inequities. These individuals share their stories about the world as they see it – with all its problems and possibilities.

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a youth-produced documentary screening and discussion led by young people impacted by systems of oppression in our society. 

About Educational Video Center:

Founded in 1984, the Educational Video Center (EVC) is a youth media organization that teaches documentary filmmaking as a means to develop artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of underserved young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. EVC’s vision is a society free from structural inequity where all young people are able to reach their full potential and affect real and lasting change in their communities and the world.