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Local news: "The Hip-Hop Project" screening

hip hop project"The Hip-Hop Project" screens in D.C. on Saturday. (Courtesy of Pressure Point Films)

By Sarah Godfrey

“The Hip-Hop Project,” a film from executive producers Bruce Willis(Huh?) and Queen Latifah (OK, that makes sense) follows a group of New York City teenagers as they create a collaborative album through an outreach program developed by Chris “Kazi” Rolle called Art Start.

The documentary, which has been racking up film festival honors, receives a national release on May 11. But on Saturday, The Historical Society of Washington and Hip-Hop Cinema Café will hold a free advance screening.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Mazi Mutafa of the hip-hop journal "Words Beat & Life," Dr. William Smith of the International Association for Hip-Hop Education and Peter Krsko of the arts non-profit Albus Cavus.

The event starts Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Historical Society of Washington, 801 K St., NW.

By Sarah Godfrey  |  April 23, 2010; 3:10 PM ET
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Chris "Kazi" Rolle, Hip-Hop Cinema Cafe, Historical Society of D.C., The Hip-Hop Project  
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