Democracy in Dakar with Magee McIlvaine and Daniel Cantor

Follow rappers, DJs, journalists, professors, and people on the street, bridging the gap between hip-hop activism and video journalism in a documentary film that explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.
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. 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.

Join us for a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Magee Mcllvaine and Daniel Cantor, assistant professor of songwriting and film sound mixer.

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
150 Massachusetts Ave., Media Lab

Cosponsored by the Stan Get Library and Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 4046 from the Media Center.‚Äč