Director: Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine, Christopher Moore
Country: USA
Year: 2009
Language: Wolof / French / English
Runtime: 69 minutes


November 7
Location Africa

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   African Underground: Democracy in Dakar

“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 in the times before, during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal.

The documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.

"We track youth so that we can change our practices."