Subterranean Network proudly presents an official selection of the 2008 Dances With Films Presentation of "Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution."
This uplifting documentary chronicles the incredible journey of the Bataka Squad, a Uganda hip-hop group that uses the microphone as a platform for social change. This film 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 incredible odds, these active, enthusiastic, and politically aware young talents are heroes in their community and voices of a new generation. (2007, 86 min.)
"DANCES WITH FILM" FILM FEST JULY 3OTH SCREENING ON SUNSET BLVD.
Info from Diamonds in the Rough filmmaker Brett Mazurek:
"This is our biggest film fest to date! We are super excited to be part of Los Angeles "Dances With Film" Film Festival and premiere at the Sunset 5 on Sunset Blvd. We are also doing a fundraiser at the USC Norris Theater July 27th to raise awareness and gain support for the BAVUBUKA FOUNDATION which is showcased in our film 'Diamonds in the Rough'. If you are in the area, please come through and network with us. Love and Light- 3rdi"
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About The Bavubuka Foundation:
The Bavubuka Foundation is a nonprofit organization that believes connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities. Bavubuka is dedicated to creating spaces and educational programs that will nurture and empower a new generation of young leaders in Uganda and all of Africa, who will use their voices to communicate positive messages and affect positive change in their communities and the world.
With approximately 54% of its population under the age of 18, Uganda is a nation in critical need of spaces and programs that offer alternative education options to youth.
Using a holistic approach, Bavubuka hosts workshops, film screenings, discussions, recreational activities and educational lectures which provide a platform for Ugandan youth share their talents and express themselves.
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Time: 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Laemmles Sunset 5
8000 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Cost: Tickets: $10 at http://www.danceswithfilms.com/listings_doc.html#
Sponsor(s): Subterranean Network and Dances With Films. Information about non-ASC events is forwarded for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.