Session 16
Monday June 9, 2008    6:30PM TO 8:30PM
AMC/Loews Theatres 175 Tremont St, Boston Common
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Democracy in Dakar – 70min

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 &
Producer, Co-Producer: Benjamin Herson
Co-director, Co-Producer: Chris Moore
Co-Director, Co-Producer: Magee Mcllvaine