Ni Wakati (It's Time)...to Bridge the Gap between Africans and African Americans
Ni Wakati (It's Time) is a documentary showcasing the diversity and resilience of Africa. The story follows M1 and Umi as they connect with revolutionary youth movement Ukoofulani Mau Mau in Nairobi and former Black Panther members in Tanzania to break down misconceptions about Africans globally.
The documentary features interviews with Geronimo Ji Jaga, Mama Charlotte O'Neal, Davey D, Toni Blackman, Binyavanga Wainaina, Kama Ngigi, and Albert Josiah.
From the ashes of the Mau Mau in East Africa to the Black Panthers in America, a movement arises, and a generation awakens.
Hip-hop's Dead Prez and Kenya's Ukoo Flani reconnect Africans as we witness the passing of the torch to the next generation.
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The film features interviews with American hip-hop scholars and activists Davy D, Toni Blackman, M1 (of Dead Prez), and Umi (of P.O.W). Also featured are numerous hip-hop artists and activists in East Africa, such as Binyavanga Wainaina, Kama (of Kalamashaka), Zavara (of Kwanza Unit), and former Black Panthers Charlotte O’Neal, Pete O’Neal, and Geronimo Ji Jaga.
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