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7/31 Back Up! film explores sexual harrassment and lame pickup lines

Posted by novoscene on July 31, 2009

Hey Baby…Hey Sexy..Wit’ yo fine self…Come ‘er girl…Damn, can I get summa that?

Um, just for the record, “Damn, can I get summa that?” is never a good introduction.

Unfortunately, fimmakers Nijlan Mu’min and Monique Hazeur, along with, well, just about every other woman on the planet, knows about this kind of on the street harassment pretty damn well.

Whether it’s lame and overbearing pick up lines or wandering hands that may border on physical assault, the average women walking down the street minding her own damned business has to deal with an extraordinaire amount of bull caca. Mum’in and Hazeur’s new documentary, Back Up! concrete diaries, screening tonight at the Eastside Arts Alliance, explores the different ways that women are speaking out and redefining their own personal and public spaces.

The documentary adds an important voice to the gender and body politics debate and gives some fresh and informative perspectives on an often overlooked issue. Back Up screens! free tonight as part of the Eastside Arts Alliance’s Friday Night Films series

BACK UP! concrete diaries
Eastside Arts Alliance
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd
Oakland, CA
(510) 533-6629

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