Film Documents Oakland Hip-Hop Therapy Program

Several years ago, local filmmaker Kerri Gawryn made a short documentary film about a workshop that taught formerly homeless women how to use black-and-white 35mm photography to express their experiences. For her next project, Gawryn decided she wanted to do something similar, but in a longer format and focusing on youth. In her research, she came across the program Beats, Rhymes & Life, a hip-hop therapy program based out of Oakland High School. It turned out to be a perfect match.

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