LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up!" (www.ghettophysics.com), is the new hybrid documentary from filmmakers William H. Arntz (www.whatthebleep.com) and E. Raymond Brown (www.eraymondbrown.com) opening in major U.S. markets beginning in October.
"It's about the nature and structure of power," says Arntz, "and the dynamics of power, as they're played out in every corner of our society, and in every society around the world. The film initially takes us to the streets, where the literal pimps and ho's play out their game. But it also takes us to the classroom and the corporate boardroom, where the same game is being played, only at a much more subtle and globally consequential level."
Pimps and ho's. Dominators and the dominated. The same old game; only now it seems to have reached its limit. Everyone is feeling the long-term effects of this worldwide game of power … and it's not very pleasant.
Not just a film, GhettoPhysics is an experience that entertains, enlightens and empowers. As they say, "The truth will set you free, but first it may piss you off!"
The basic tenet of GhettoPhysics is that the interplay between the Pimp and the Ho is the simplest expression of the fundamental way that people interact in the world. But this interaction is so multilayered that it's hard to see "the game." However, by looking at the world through the Pimp/Ho dynamic, it becomes easy to see the manipulations that keep society's Ho's forever in debt, disempowered and marching off to war.
Part documentary, part "Saturday Night Live" satire, and part narrative story, GhettoPhysics begins by looking at the evocative world of the Pimp and Ho. But between interviews, dramatic scenes and scathing satire, an interesting thread emerges - empowerment and hope. "Pimps and Ho's is not about right and wrong, good guys vs. bad guys," says Brown. "It's about awareness of 'the game' and letting people know it's up to them to choose the role they play in every situation."
Like the film Network, GhettoPhysics refuses to let those in control rule our lives anymore. As Network's Howard Beale said: "We're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore." The GhettoPhysics motto is simple and blunt: "Speak Truth to Power." Please Stand Up!
Interviewees include author, social activist and Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West; MC and producer KRS-One; rapper/actor Ice T; author and spiritual teacher Byron Katie; economist, author and social activist John Perkins; Emmy Award-winning television producer and social activist Norman Lear; former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney; Brother Ishmael Tetteh, Founder and Spiritual Director of the Etherean Mission in Ghana, West Africa, a trans-denominational metaphysical organization; and a colorful contingent of street characters, including Filmore Slim, Hook da Crook, Mac Breed and Lo Da Show.
CONTACT: Dan Del Campos, +1-310-314-2790, for GhettoPhysics