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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

ALEKESAM

Directed by Jason Bergh
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 34 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE ALEKESAM
Hugh Masekela, a musician, activist, and father, was exiled from his family and native South Africa for more than 30 years as a direct result of apartheid. Undaunted, he would find musical success in late '60s America. Alekesam explores the story of a father exiled from his country, a son exiled from his father, and their mutual attempt to connect to the world, and each other through music.
Documentary, Music
About the Director(s)
Jason Bergh was born and raised in New York. Directing artists like Blink 182 and commercial campaign for movietickets.com, his artistic vision has won him more than 10 prestigious awards. Bergh executive produced the films Bra Boys, Street Dreams, and Disposable Hero.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2011
  • Length:
    34 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Producer:
    Michael Rapaport, Cole Angenendt, Jason Bergh
  • Primary Cast:
    Hugh Masekela, Selema "Sal" Masekela, Stewart Levine, Sunny Levine, Jesse Lapiere, Zack Cowie
  • Composer:
    Alekesam, Sunny Levine
  • Editor:
    Kevin X. Barth
  • Director of Photography:
    Emrys Roberts
  • Music Supervisor:
    Daouda Leonard
  • Cinematography:
    Emrys Roberts, Ryan Young, Jason Bergh, Matthew Pappas, Phil Mosley
  • Additional Editing:
    Jeremy Ian Thomas
  • Titles:
    Yogi Proctor
  • Associate Producer:
    Daouda Leonard, Ben Lyons
  • Director:
    Jason Bergh
  • Screenwriter:
    Jason Bergh, Kevin Barth
  • Executive Producer:
    UXE Films

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