37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Word is Bond

word is bond

Director Sacha Jenkins (Fresh Dressed, Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!) and Mass Appeal explore the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop. Rap music is the modern-day personification of the blues—and yet today’s blues encompass a broad spectrum of emotions hailing from North, South, East, West and the Far East, even. What was born in the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn regional dialects everywhere. Through dynamic archival footage, in-depth interviews and verite excursions with artists like Nas, Tech9, J Cole, Rapsody, and Anderson .Paak, this documentary explores the many dimensions that hip hop poetics occupy.  Discussion with director-producer Sacha Jenkins, moderated by Damani Harrison (101.3 Jamz)

Supported by Style Weekly


Friday, November 10


6:15 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

Film Info

Director: Sacha Jenkins

Runtime: 88 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA