United States of Africa

United States of Africa

                                    United States of Africa
| 1 h 15 min
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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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  • director
    Yanick Létourneau
  • participant
    Didier Awadi
    M 1
  • producer
    Yanick Létourneau
    Colette Loumède
  • writer
    Yanick Létourneau
    Sébastien Tétrault
    Hany Ouichou
  • cinematography
    Geoffroy Beauchemin
    Alex Margineanu
  • sound
    René Portillo
  • editing
    Sophie Farkas Bolla
  • original music
    Ghislain Poirier
  • sound design
    Marie-Claude Gagné
  • narrator
    Didier Awadi
  • researcher
    Stefanie Brantner
    Ellen Tang
    Angelica Leminh
    Erika Gutt
    Marisa Berry Mendez
    Myriam Cadet
    Kate Langley
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell

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  • 1234simon4321

    Very Good Movie about La Conscience Noire

    1234simon4321, 12 Dec 2013