The Skirball Cultural Center presents a film screening of "Diamonds in the Rough: A Story of Ugandan Hip Hop," featuring an appearance by the filmmaker and several artists in the film.
U.S. premiere! This documentary explores urban Africa through the eyes of four emerging hip-hop artists in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. Inspiring audiences to make the best of life against insufferable odds, these active, enthusiastic, and politically aware young talents are heroes in their community and voices of a new generation. (2007, 86 min.)
A Q&A with filmmaker Brett Mazurek and some of the film's featured artists will follow the screening.
This film is part of CINEMA Z -- a monthly film series which explores the lives of great musicians and follows musical and cultural traditions and influences from around the world.
Date: Saturday, June 02, 2007
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost: Free and open to the public; check with the Skirball regarding parking charges.
No reservations necessary.
Skirball Cultural Center Tel: 310-440-4500
Sponsor(s): Skirball Cultural Center. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.