United States of Africa
IMZ World Music Film Screenings

  • event type: Festival
  • start date: 19 Oct 2012
  • end date: 19 Oct 2012
  • time: 11:40 - 12:45
  • city/area: Thessaloniki
  • venue: Helexpo
  • country: Greece
  • style(s):
    • Folk
  • event submitted by: IMZ - International Music + Media Centre

Peripheria Productions Inc.

Genre Documentary | Production Company Peripheria Productions Inc. (Canada) | Co-Production Company National Film Board of Canada (Canada) | Producer Yanick Letourneau, Colette Loumede | Associated Producer John Christou, Neil Brandt, Hany Ouichou | TV Director Yanick Letourneau | Camera Geoffroy Beauchemin, Alex Margineanu | Editor Sophie Farkas Bollas | Author Yanick Letourneau, Sebastien Tetrault | Source video/audio HD/Dolby surround 5.1 | Recorded Senegal, Burkina Faso, France, USA, South Africa, 2011 | Duration 75'

United States of Africa follows African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he crafts an album paying tribute to the leaders of Black Consciousness. His musical journey takes him to some forty countries and leads him into a profound meditation on the power of music and the need for political change. The film is a hopeful and compelling portrait of a continent where a politically aware generation is refusing to accept the role of a victim. United States of Africa is a call for Africans to rise up and stand for the control of their continent and their destiny.


United States of Africa © Yanick Letourneau

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