Luk
Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick
United States
2020
95
min

On the Record

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The women of the music industry speak up with rape accusations against 'the godfather of hip-hop', the music world's answer to Harvey Weinstein.

Drew Dixon had an astute nose for what was hot in the booming hip-hop scene of the 1990s. But when the talent scout ended up in the inner circle of 'the godfather of hip-hop', Russell Simmons, the assaults against her started. From sexist office banter to full-blown rape: it turned out that Drew's story was far from unique. As the past 30 years of the misogynist sides of hip-hop are unravelled, we are witnesses on the sidelines during the 48 nail-biting hours before the New York Times prints her story and that of two others about Simmons's assaults and the music industry's indifference towards black women in particular. The film, which enjoyed standing ovations at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is the music industry's answer to a Weinsteinesque #Metoo moment, which is guaranteed to lead to a backlash and some soul-searching.

Title
On the Record
Director(s)
Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick
Countries
United States
Run time, min
95
Premiere status
International Premiere
Producer
Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Jamie Rogers, Amy Herdy
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
United Talent Agency
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