Mina Shum

Screening of Mina Shum’s Hip Hop Mom

Our Leading Moms 2012 audience was treated to a screening of Hip Hop Mom, Mina Shum’s comedic take on how moms of the world can stay true to themselves while raising a family.

When two alpha supermoms dispute over a parking spot, they quickly reveal their secret identities and it’s a hip hop mom dance battle royal! We are thrilled to announce that we will be showing Hip Hop Mom, a short by filmmaker Mina Shum. The film is an irreverent ode to moms everywhere.

With multiple awards, including the Berlin, Toronto and Sundance film festivals and the Genies, Shum has written and directed three feature films, “Double Happiness” (1993), “Drive, She Said” (1997), and “Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity” (2003). She is currently developing her fourth feature film, “Two of Me” with Brightlight Pictures.

On Hip Hop Mom, Shum comments: “I have felt the need to express my irreverent, irresponsible self at times. And when I do, I’m so aware of the ‘mommy me’ and the ‘not so mommy me’. And both sides have to find their expression or we end up losing our true selves.”