Research & Documentary Film: A Case for Muhammad Ali’s Influence on Hip Hop

Mackenzie Berry

A Flash Talk (short lecture)

This flash talk discusses the process of creating the documentary film “The Louisville Lip: MC Muhammad Ali,” which screened in its first version at Line Breaks 2018. From the initial idea for the documentary to conducting and filming interviews to creating the film’s narrative to editing footage, this talk will summarize its process of creation, beginning with a short trailer for the film. The talk will be an adaptation of the presentation I gave at last year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium about the film and will exemplify how documentary film can be a medium of research.