About the Film
‘Hip Hop Rev’, a special one hour documentary for Discovery Network’s Planet Green channel, follows a year in the life of Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., a civil rights and environmental activist, and a man of the people.
Over the course of the year we learn about the background to this devoted people's preacher, and understand his motivations and reasons for choosing to work in the streets rather than the steeple. The 'Hip Hop Rev' is the Founder and CEO of the young and growing Hip Hop Caucus, a 21st century civil and human rights organization with nearly 700,000 supporters across the United States.
During the course of filming, cameras followed Rev Yearwood from his roots in Louisiana, to the birthplace of the Hip Hop Caucus in hurricane hit New Orleans, to community organizing in South East Washington, DC, to a national Clean Energy Bus Tour with former Vice President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, which visited nine cities across America in seven days.
With Rev Yearwood’s 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' mentality viewers see the high regard in which Rev Yearwood is held by movement leaders and politicians alike. He succeeds in bringing twenty five African American mayors to Capitol Hill for a Green the City summit, as well as enlists the help of various celebrities to highlight the environmental and social injustices that pervade America's poorest urban communities.
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