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Title Elevate [videorecording] / Variance Films ; ESPN Films ; a Sharp 7 film in association with Isotope Films ; a film by Anne Buford ; directed by Anne Buford ; produced by Mark Becker ... [et al.].

Imprint [New York] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video Group, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  796.32362 El14 2012    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language In English, and French and Wolof subtitled in English.
Performer Featuring: Assane Sene, Byago Diouf, Dethie Fall, Aziz, N'Diaye, Amadou Gallo Fall.
Credits Camera, Daniel Vecchione ... [et al.] ; editors, Mark Becker, Chris White ; music, Shawn Lee.
Note Originally produced in 2011.
Audience MPAA rating: PG; brief mild language ; some material may not be suitable for children.
Summary Filmed over four years, from the dilapidated cement courts of Senegal to upscale American prep schools, documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African Muslim teenage boys with NBA dreams. Recruited from the SEEDS Academy for both their physical and academic skills, Assane, Dethie, Byago and Aziz accept basketball scholarships to schools in the United States, and face the daunting challenges of alienation, a foreign language, and American-style basketball.
Note Bonus feature: Teaser and filmmaker biography.
Subject Basketball players -- Senegal.
Senegalese students -- United States.
High school athletes -- Senegal.
SEEDS Academy.
Scholarships -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Sports films.
Added Author Buford, Anne.
Becker, Mark.
Lee, Shawn, 1963-
ESPN Films (Firm)
Variance Films.
Sharp 7 (Firm)
Isotope Films (Firm)
Docurama (Firm)
New Video Group.
ISBN 1422995275
Standard No. 767685262696
Music No. NNVG262690 New Video Group

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