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African Underground: Democracy in Dakar

Moore, Christopher; Herson, Ben; McIlvaine, Magee; Kanopy (Firm)
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
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. Awards Winner, Accolade Film Festival Winner, Current TV Online Competion Winner, Our Stage Online Competion Winner, Texas Black Film Festival Winner, Media That Matters
Release Date
2007
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Nomadic Wax in 2007.
Publisher no.
1128933 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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