Battle for the Hearts and Minds

Director: Shani Peters
Country: USA
Year: 2006
Running Time: 10 min.
Language: English


Battle for the Hearts and Minds depicts a battle of words between historical black legends W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey. Relating elements of their documented 1920s era conflict to later century hip-hop and hip-hop beef, the ongoing fight for social justice, and black disunity in general, the event is presented as a cross between a heavy weight fight and a rap battle.

About the Director

Shani Peters

Biography: Shani Peters is a multi-disciplinary New York-based artist (b. Lansing, MI). She completed her B.A. at Michigan State University and her M.F.A. at The City College of NY. She has exhibited/presented work in the US and abroad, at the Schomburg Center for Black Culture and Research, The University of Michigan, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Contact Theatre (UK), and at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (SK), and The National Gallery of Zimbabwe. She has completed residencies with MoCADetroit, The Laundromat Project, Project Row Houses, apexart to Seoul S. Korea, LES Printshop, The Center for Book Arts and the Bronx Museum Artist in the Market Place Program. Peters been awarded grants from the Rauschenberg Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Art, and the Urban Artist Initiative. She is currently a Workspace Resident with LMCC in New York.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: 
Battle for the Hearts and Minds (2010).

Battle for the Hearts and Minds (2006).