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|Holistic Wellness for the Hip Hop Generation|
Actors: Erykah Badu, Common, Stic Man
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
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Sherry Ormond | Brooklyn, USA | 05/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am an educator, parent, and transitioning vegan. I have long been interested in finding a way to improve my health in a way that was both substantial and practical. This has not been a simple pursuit. The dvd, Wholistic Wellness for the Hip-Hop Generation provided both an entertaining and informative perspective about adopting and maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle. Another aspect of this documentary that should not be ignored is the historical as it relates to culture. Supa Nova Slom uses testimonials from various members of the African-American community to illustrate that there is a spiritual-nutritional connection to Afrikan wellness. Most people do not know that everything in the American society has been specifically designed to maintain the stautus quo regarding class and racial lines. There is an absolute connection between diet, spirituality and progress. This has been lost on the hip-hop generation because of the impurities in their bodies coming from food supplied by their country of origin,starting from birth. The children are feed Similac and Enfamil, and are immediately on the path of separation from their natural selves and community. People of other persuasions may not understand this, however, as a woman of African ancestry, I experience the results of this separation on a daily basis. The comedic usage of the "brothers" promoting "Green Life" rather than "Street Life" demonstrates the dedication of Supa Nova Slom and his associates to helping to heal the community through the usage of love and gentle reprimand rather than condemnation. It should also be understood that the artists on the documentary are extremely dedicated to the salvation of Black people, particulary the poor and underserved. This being the case, I am absolutely certain that they were aware that the testimonials they gave would be widely distributed throughout the Hip-Hop and global communities. Praise and Power to Wholistic Wellness for the Hip-Hop Generation and its creators. The youth desparately need this message and to hear it from someone who speaks their language."
A Highly Recommended Documentary For The Hip-Hop Generation!
Jillian Lewis | Oklahoma, California | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must say, after viewing Holistic Wellness I was both inspired and fullfilled by the entire concept. In a society where harmful and subsequently malignant substances (Alchohol, fried-foods, smoking,leading causes of cancerous death in the African American community particularly)are incessantly promoted through mediums such as Hip-Hop, one of the world's most influential cultures today, this documentary is well overdue. With plausible testimonials by Dr. Laila Afrika author of African wholistic Health and various reknown musical recording artist such as Erikah Badu, Dead Prez and Common Sense, all whom live wholistic life styles I know this will inspire many others youth and adults to be more conscious of what they put into their bodies, their temple. I commend the young host Supa Nova for this "diamond in the rough" within a predominantly destructive Hip-hop generation."
Bringing Holistic Awareness to the community
Fernando Baez | New York City | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought that the documentary had a very urban approach.
Using a practicing holistic wellness consultant that also
is an MC gives the documentary a sincer feel. Super Nova
Speaks from the heart, which is hard to find in this error of hip-hop.Everyone that was interviewed had something profound to
say about holistic wellness and how it can affect the community.
Overall I think that this film will be scrutinized because of the
Subject mater and because it is the first of its kind...It's a great learning tool and my children love to watch it."
Bethlehem | Queens, NYC | 05/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the video Supa Nova took the position of someone who wanted to learn from others and asked the questions that we wanted to know about sugar, non foods and drugs. These substances are disguise in foods and are use by corporations to manipulate and control peoples moods and health. I watched this video with my 4 yr old son who really "got it" about the use of sugar and candy. Thank you for representing positive role-models for the youth to emulate!"