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BEATS, RHYMES, AND RESISTANCE Revival: Dawn Mabalon Tribute


Filmmakers in attendance.

Presenting a revival screening of BEATS, RHYMES, AND RESISTANCE (1997), the landmark short documentary about Filipinos in Hip Hop in Los Angeles directed by Dawn Mabalon, Lakan de Leon, and Jonathan Ramos. A tribute to the late Dawn Mabalon featuring a panel discussion on the impact of the film and the legacy of Dawn’s work. We ponder the question: What would a 2019 version of the film look like? Panelists include Lakan de Leon, Faith Santilla, Kiwi Illafonte, Kat Carrido, and Wendell Pascual. — Joel Quizon

This program is part of Visual Communications’ CENTERING THE MASSES series at 341 FSN. To learn more, visit

Dates & Times


341 FSN

Fri, May 3
7:00 pm