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South African Hip Hop Finally Gets A Definitive Documentary!

South African Hip Hop Rapper AKA!
Johannesburg, Gauteng - NEMISA in conjunction with the Department of Communication through it’s NDR project is proud to screen the documentary Fedefokol :25 years of SA hip hop at the Back to the City Youth Festival hip hop Summit on April 27. The screening will be a 20 minute extract of the documentary Fedefokol followed by a panel discussion. The documentary chronicles the development of SA hip hop from 1985 – 2012. It features well known artist, record executives and media people such as Proverb, AkA, Ready D ( Prophets of the city),DJ Lemonka, Lance Stehr, Hype magazine and Vusi Leeuw . 
It also features artist who were part of the development of hip hop but are not widely recognised like Mfundisi Ntshebe, KARAMO ,Bob Mabena and new unsigned talent. The screening will take place on the 27 April at 10 am at Museum Africa as part of the festival hip hop summit. It will be followed by a panel discussion. The Fedefokol documentary is part of the project 13 x 48 minute part television documentary series on SA heritage called SA undocumented. Extracts of the documentary are available on the NDR portal throughout the month of April as part of their celebration of South African hip hop.

About the NDR project
The National Digital Repository (NDR) project is a youth project that seeks to digitize and preserve South African heritage. The project was started in 2009 by the Department of Communication and it is run by the National Electronic Media Institute (NEMISA), a section 21 company that specializes in training young people in Radio, Animation, Graphic Design and Television based in Parktown. The project started with collecting audio-visual recordings of South African heritage as seen from the perspective of young unemployed people around from around the country. 
The stories were then cut into videos, photographs and write ups, which were posted on the NDR website for public consumption. In 2012 the project set out to film 13 x 48 minutes documentaries, for television and later re-cut for the web. The stories were shot on High Definition, covered all 9 provinces, in 14 different languages , empowered young start up companies and first time film makers. The documentaries cover unsung heroes, historical figures, the anti-apartheid struggle, cultural issues and the arts.

For more information please visit: NDR
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