Screening - DEMOCRACY IN DAKAR

DEMOCRACY IN DAKAR

Time

Date

 

 

Location

 

 

Admission

12:30pm / 4:00pm / 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

COMMON GROUND TENT

NORTON - PAKARE PAYE ARTS CENTRE

BULAWAYO - NATIONAL ARTS GALLERY

FREE

Producers
Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine and Chris Moore
Directed by
Magee McIlvaine, Chris Moore and Ben Herson
Directors of Cinematography
Magee McIlvaine & Chris Moore
Country

Senegal (2009)

Running time

Language

 

Genre

96 mins

Wolof (English Subtitles), French (English Subtitles), English

Feature

Synopsis

African Underground: Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop’s role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet – the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.