An Interview with Rachel Raimist

  title={An Interview with Rachel Raimist},
  author={Rachel Raimist},
  journal={The Velvet Light Trap},
  pages={59 - 65}
  • Rachel Raimist
  • Published 23 February 2004
  • Education
  • The Velvet Light Trap
A: The film was made as my thesis project for my M.F.A. in directing at UCLA Film School. I received a small thesis award, but primarily I funded the film with a credit card. Although most people in film school as well as in the hip-hop community couldn’t understand my vision for the documentary or my filming women no one had heard of, I believed in the project, so I made the film. The results have been overwhelming. Here’s some of my story, how I got into hip-hop, hip-hop films, and Nobody. I…