definition: Aya de Leon looks at the process of Bay area spoken word artist Aya de Leon, whose work is at all times political and certainly fresh. Whether dissecting images of women in hip hop, or exposing the constructs of gender and beauty, Aya de Leon makes you think, makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you listen. This documentary explores the writer/poet/activist's artistic process, and the lives she touches as she moves through the world. Like Frameline Voices? Donate here: bit.ly/FramelineDonate
Jennifer Ongiri 2007 27 min. USA
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