Culture Matters Film Series: Democracy in Dakar

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Thursday / December 3, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
United States

Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop, youth, and politics in Dakar, Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors, and people on the streets in the time before, during, and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal, looking at hip-hop's role in the political process.

The documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism, and documentary film, shining a light on the role of youth and musical activism in African politics.

The film screening will follow a live acoustic performance by featured artists from the film.