Accra Power premiers on BET

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AfriDocs on BET in June is excited to present a diverse array of films, including a selection \of new documentaries from across Africa.

The 2016 film Accra Power is an eclectic look at one of Africa’s most thriving urban settings. The film focuses on a selection of young Ghanaians; the poet Poetra Asantewa, fashion DJ Steloo, gospel scientist Edward Ohemeng Oware, dancer Hadassah Asare, musician Wanlov (one half of Fokn Bois), visual and performance artist Serge Attukwei Clottey, storyteller Mary Yaa Konadu and boxer Abigail Quartey to be our guides around the greater Accra area.

UPRIZE! is a South African film that looks back 40 years at the 1976 Soweto uprising in light of the recent university student uprisings and the #FeesMustFall protests that rocked South African campuses.  Director Sifiso Khanyile explains further, “It’s a glimpse into 70s SA, the cost of the fight for education and freedom, and especially relevant 40 years later as university students take on the ANC government demanding free, quality education.”

AfriDocs also journeys to the USA this month for a music-drenched chronicle of hip-hop, urban culture and fashion. Fresh Dressed is the story of hip-hop fashion that has transformed the style of young people the world over. The film is a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders, such as Pharrell Williams, Karl Kani, Kanye West, Nas, and others.

AfriDocs can be seen every Thursday 9:00/ 21:00 (CAT) on BET Africa, DStv channel 129. For more information: www.afridocs.net, www.facebook.com/AfriDocs, @afri_docs

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