SHORTS PROGRAM (FREE SCREENING)
Friday, October 2 @ 6:30pm -- 263-Macy
A friendly waitress Susan works a double at an everyday Cape Town restaurant, deftly serving gluttons and wasps, hipsters and high-tippers, racists and lechers. With some effort she maintains both wit and service in the face of obnoxious customers--until a lousy tip gets the better of her. Told from the perspective of a single lazy susan (rotating tray), this is dark comedy and social commentary at its best.
Stephen Abbott, South Africa, 2015, 10min short comedy in English and Xhosa with English subtitles.
The city of Guangzhou is home to China's largest community of African immigrants. This short documentary explores the city's burgeoning African entertainment industry through the lives of three African hip-hop artists who are trying to find success in the face of China's challenging labor and immigration laws.
Melissa Lefkowitz, USA, 2015, 29 mins short documentary, English and Chinese with English subtitles
LIFT EVERY VOICE
The Regents Exams are Mandatory assessment tests for every student who wishes to graduate from a New York State/City High School. This movie sheds light on how a teacher was able to get her students motivated and interested into the exam and their education by incorporating RAP and HIP-HOP into her lectures!
Dallas Alexis, 2014, 21 min. short fiction in English
Teachers College, Columbia University - 263 Macy (View)
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
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