I am attaching some information about a new film from Women Make Movies that might be of interest to you:
LET'S GET THE RHYTHM http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c916.shtml
LET'S GET THE RHYTHM explores the history of hand-clapping games around the world. Through wars and migrations, across language barriers and oceans, young girls connect with each other through thousands of variants-ancient as they are global-the film chronicles these rhythmic and recreational practices. Guided by three eight-year-olds from diverse cultural backgrounds on inner-city playgrounds in New York City, the film gives insight into the budding social mind and of the empowering impact of the practice on the lives of women, including observations by folklorists, academics, musicians, ethnomusicologists and cognitive neuroscientists. LET'S GET THE RHYTHM is an homage to the beauty of the beat and to storytelling among young girls and is a necessary film for Anthropology and Sociology courses.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I am always happy to accept requests for reviewing the film in an appropriate journal.
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