SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th 2016
8:30 AM – RHYTHMS
8:55 AM Let’s Get the Rhythm, dir. Irene Chagall (53 mins)
LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2
Let’s Get the Rhythm invites the viewer to explore 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 is a charming and beautiful survey with universal insight into the budding social mind and of the empowering impact of the practice on the lives of women.