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United States of Africa (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2 March 2012 (Canada)
The feature documentary United States of Africa follows African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he crafts a new album that shines a light on black revolutionary leaders - from Kwame Nkrumah... See full summary »

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Yanick Létourneau
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Cast overview:
Didier Awadi Didier Awadi ... Self - Narrator
Smockey Smockey
Mutulu Olugabala Mutulu Olugabala ... (as M1 [Dead Prez])
Zuluboy Zuluboy

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The feature documentary United States of Africa follows African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he crafts a new album that shines a light on black revolutionary leaders - from Kwame Nkrumah to Thomas Sankara, from Malcolm X to Cheikh Antah Diop-who fought for the dignity of the African people, and for an independent united Africa. On a sprawling musical journey that takes him to some 40 countries, Awadi meets hip hop artists Smokey (Burkina Faso), M-1 from Dead Prez (United States) and Zuluboy (South Africa). His travels spark deeper reflection on the power of music and the potential for real political transformation on the continent: For any change to happen in Africa, engagement must go beyond music, beyond hip hop . United States of Africa takes the viewer into the heart of Africa, painting a hopeful and compelling portrait of a continent whose politically aware youth is refusing to lie down and accept the role of victim. The film is a call for Africans of all generations to take a... Written by Anonymous

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Beyond Hip Hop

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Les États-Unis d'Afrique See more »

Filming Locations:

Burkina Faso See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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