Bad Rap: Film Screening and Conversation with Salima Koroma


4:00pm  — 5:45pm


Fort Awesome
Identity in Music

Join us for a film screening of Bad Rap and a conversation with director, co-producer, and editor Salima Koroma. Bad Rap is a documentary that follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers.

SPEAKER: Salima Koroma moved to New York from Los Angeles in 2012 where, along with some of her girlfriends, she developed, wrote, and directed a web series called Mea Culpa, about the absurdity of life as a girl. She was a writer for several Hip Hop publications and a video producer at Time Magazine. Her feature documentary, Bad Rap, about Asian American rappers, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.


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Time length of film: 1 hour 22 minutes