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United States of Africa

Yanick Létourneau / Canada / 2011 / 75 ' / English - French / S.T. English

Credits

Sophie Farkas Bolla & René Portillo
Yanick Létourneau, Sébastien Tétrault & Hany Ouichou
Geoffroy Beauchemin & Alex Margineanu
Marie-Claude Gagne
Yanick Létourneau & Colette Loumède
Narration
Didier Awadi

Awards & Festivals

Winner: Critics Choice Award - RIDM Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (Canada), 2012
Winner: Audience Choice Award - Prix du public - Festival Vues sur mer de Gaspé (Canada), 2012

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

A refreshingly positive doc from Africa, this is a musical odyssey across African political history that you won't forget.

Synopsis

African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi is on a quest to craft an album that pays tribute to the great black revolutionary leaders and their struggle to realize a dream: a united, independent Africa. In this epic musical and political journey, Awadi visits some 40 countries to collaborate with hip hop activist artists, including Smockey (Burkina Faso), M-1 of Dead Prez (United States) and ZuluBoy (South Africa).

Featuring a score by Ghislain Poirier, as well as Awadi's own songs, United States of Africa draws the viewer into one artist's profound meditation on the power of music and the impact of political engagement-both individual and collective. A hopeful and compelling portrait of a continent whose politically aware youth is refusing to accept the role of victim, the film is a call for Africans to rise up, take a stand and take control of their continent and their destiny.

 

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