African Underground: Democracy in Dakar| 1hr : 06mins
Director: Ben Herson and Magee McIlvaine and Chris Moore | Producer: Ben Herson and Magee McIlvaine and Chris Moore
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United States
African Underground: Democracy in Dakar explores the transformative role of hip-hop on politics in Senegal, West Africa during the February 2007 presidential election campaign. Looking at the election through the eyes of hip-hop artists around Dakar, Senegal's capital, this documentary mixes interviews, freestyles, and commentary from journalists, artists and politicians. Senegalese society is seen on the brink of democratic change,where hip-hop artists are one of the few groups un-afraid of speaking out, despite real attempts at intimidation. Originally shot as a series of shorts distributed via the internet, African Underground: Democracy In Dakar explores the boundaries of guerrilla-style film production & distribution.
African Underground: Democracy in Dakar | 1hr : 06mins
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