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Hip-Hop: A Culture of Peace

A documentary film created by Stephen Tyson Jr., which examines the role of Hip-Hop culture as an international purveyor of peace through the arts & media. This film was created for his Master's thesis in International Peace & Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University in conjunction with NY Film Academy.

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Michael Skolnik - Activist
Tommy Flame - MC / Radio Host
Kwiz Da Wizzard - MC
Dr. Rochelle Peterson-Ansari - Educator
SIENIDE - Graffiti Artist
Dr. Edmund Adjapong - Educator
MARA - Graffiti Artist
Illspokinn & Mariella - MC & Singer
Anointed - Poet/Graffiti Artist

Filmed & edited by Stephen Tyson Jr.

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  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 11, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Arcadia University
  • Once A Week Film Fest

    July 13, 2013
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Stephen Tyson Jr.

Stephen Tyson Jr. a musician, educator, and activist. He is the founder of JusListen Entertainment LLC, a multimedia arts company that promotes critical thinking and freedom of artistic expression through Hip-Hop culture.

As a musician, (performing as "Ellect") he has earned over 1 million plays across digital streaming platforms and has performed at some of the world's legendary venues including the Apollo Theater. Stephen has written and produced music for “StarTalk Radio” and was featured as a guest on “Sway In The Morning”, where he discussed his passion for hip-hop culture and performed live on air.

As an educator, Stephen has a strong passion for youth development with over 20 years of experience in the field. He currently serves as Program Director for City Year Philadelphia and is an adjunct professor at Arcadia University, where he is also earning an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

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