1. Ni Wakati Film Documentary


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    About the film: Ni Wakati places the destiny of the future in the youth’s hands. It’s a passing of the revolutionary torch to the youth from the fore fathers. It shows how the revolutionary youth of Africa, utilizing Hip-hop have turned the Ghetto’s into breeding ground of explosive talent in the art’s and the political sphere. Hip Hop also becomes a universal ingredient that can voice oppression and fight it where it exists as it also becomes a unique channel to dispense the beauty and complexities of Africa. On this unique excursion we journey with M1 from Dead Prez and Umi from POW from the states. We see them interact with their fellow Africans where they not only eat, but they also get to trade verses in make shift studios at various artists home, even the ghettos. They use the platform presented by the British (WAPI) to dispel their colonial ways as they empower crowds, around East Africa. In Kenya the inner city and underclass group Kalamashaka, which reigns from the slams of Dandora that reinvented Kenya’s vocabulary through a thriving cultural underworld with energy, innovation and controversy. What began in the Bronx of New York, found it’s way into the Ghetto’s of a slam dwelling area in Kenya, while still retaining it’s authentic raw essence. It proceeded to furnish fertile ground for the young slum dwellers in crafting new identities through the different explosive art forms within hip hop. In a country where the slams are largely neglected by the government. Hip Hop provided a voice and vehicle for these youth to empower themselves while airing their grievances. They collectively continue to push for Hop hop’s essence in fighting for people to realize the freedom’s they already have. They work in reuniting Africans and African Americans through the strongest bond that exists between the two today, hip hop. As they all journey to revitalize their essence and purpose from the existing leaders of the Black Panther Pete and Charlotte O’neal, based in Arusha, Tanzania. Whether it’s the ghetto’s of Africa or the States, these reformists prove that Hip Hop can be revolutionary. The Black Panther’s that stemmed from cultural under class bravely fought for equalities and rights that blacks were deprived. They set up structures to better the people while in the middle of surging for these reforms, their purpose was constantly being undermined and monitored. Almost thirty years later, we find them in Tanzania, where, they still champion their causes of bettering the community with vivid results. They integrate with the Ukoofulani Mau Mau chapter to head community based programmes. While they Unite to present a message to do away with a colonial mentality, to embrace the freedoms that readily exist to better the people. M1 brings the American text, Ukoofulani, the African text as they come together to set a new chapter in the revolution mentored by the Black Panther. COMING SOON

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