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30 Jul 2008

Process 08 hip-hop master classes and film festival and "Born" screening.

Process08 Master Classes
Monday 4 - Friday 8 August, 6pm

A one-of-a-kind opportunity to work alongside and learn with some of the worlds most innovative and pioneering Hip Hop Masters:

  • Monday 4 August, 6pm - WALID (FRANCE) Popping and Boogaloo Master
  • Tuesday 5 August, 6pm - KWIKSTEP AND ROKAFELLA (USA) Quintessential B Boy and B Girl from New York City
  • Wednesday 6 August, 6pm - BABA ISRAEL (USA) Beat Box and Improvisational Theatre Extraordinaire
  • Thursday 7 August, 6pm - TY (UK) Critically Acclaimed MC, Producer and Innovator
  • Friday 8 August, 6pm - WILL POWER (USA) Compelling Actor, Rapper, Playwright and Hip Hop Theatre Pioneer

Process International Hip Hop Film Festival 08
Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 August, 8pm

This groundbreaking three-day event is a first for the City of Manchester and North West region of England.

The film festival will exhibit films inspired by and representative of global Hip Hop culture. Each day of the festival offers a different focus, with innovative, original modern films, through a diverse screenings of key programmes of shorts, documentaries and feature films.

At First Sight
Tuesday 30 September, 5.30-7.30pm
John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre

Screening of the film 'Born' by Andy Lawrence in collaboration with Judith Kurutac, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.

"Born takes us on a deeply personal journey. Andy Lawrence spent three years in an intimate collaboration with Judith Kurutac, gaining insight into her life's work as an independent midwife. Born examines the roles they play as father and midwife, brought to life by their engagement with two couples who undergo very different experiences of childbirth. Close and un-interrupted footage of physical childbirth pulls away to wide-open landscapes, still and quiet but heavy with contemplation of practices that have become part of our cultural landscape. The result is an open consideration resonating with the connection between birth and death and the fear inherent in both these momentous processes."

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