African Underground : 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 street at the time, before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet, the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.
Nomadic Wax & Sol Productions | US/Senegal, 2007 | 1h07m | Wolof and French with English subtitles
Originally shot as a series of shorts distributed via the Internet, African Underground : Democracy in Dakar explores the boundaries of guerilla-style film production and distribution.