You're invite to the film screening of
Ni Wakati (It's Time)
A film by Michael Wanguhu

AT THE 9TH OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, April 14th - 6:30pm

The Grand Lake Theater

3200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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Festival details:  http://www.oiff.org/april14.html

 

 

niwakati poster

 

About the Film:
From the ashes of the Mau Mau in East Africa to the Black Panthers in America, arises a movement to awaken people globally especially in Africa, to the opportunities that now exist. Hip-hopís dead prez and Africaís Ukoofulani Mau Mau, reconnects Africans as we witness the handing over the torch to the next generation.

Ni Wakati (Itís Time) is a story that re-introduces Africaís rich diversity to the rest of the World, as M1 (dead prez) and Umi (P.O.W.) travel to East Africa. They connect with Ukoofulani Mau Mau a revolutionary youth movement of artists in the slums of Dandora based in Nairobi. They share music, food and culture as they break mistaken myths about Africa. They collectively travel to Arusha in Tanzania where they connect with former Black Panther members Mzee Pete OíNeal and Mama Charlotte OíNeal who are now community organizers. They bridge the gap between the young and the old as they collectively confront the different challenges from the radical past of the panthers to the present youth using their avenues responsibly for this generation.

Ni Wakati (Itís Time) also features interviews with Geronimo Ji Jaga, Mama Charlotte OíNeal, Davey D, Toni Blackman, Binyavanga Wainaina, Kama Ngigi and Albert Josiah amongst others. 

 

Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the cast to follow the screening.

Thursday, April 14th - 6:30pm

The Grand Lake Theater

3200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

Map it.

Please save the day and bring a friend or two, Thank you.

Peace & Blessings!




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