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Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters (2017)

HOOPS AFRICA: UBUNTU MATTERS is a collection of stories that celebrates the past, present, and future of basketball in Africa, spotlighting the sport's impact on society and its development... See full summary »

Directors:

Dan Hedges, Taylor Sharp

Writer:

Brendan Marks (Introduction Narration Writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dikembe Mutombo ... Self
Hakeem Olajuwon ... Self
Chris Paul Chris Paul ... Self
Paul Pierce Paul Pierce ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al-Farouq Aminu Al-Farouq Aminu ... Self
Giannis Antetokounmpo ... Self
Bradley Beal Bradley Beal ... Self
Randy Bessolo Randy Bessolo ... Self
Bismack Biyombo Bismack Biyombo ... Self
Sam Cassell Sam Cassell ... Self
Mark Crandall Mark Crandall ... Self
Luol Deng Luol Deng ... Self
Gorgui Dieng Gorgui Dieng ... Self
Festus Ezeli Festus Ezeli ... Self
Amadou Gallo Fall Amadou Gallo Fall ... Self

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HOOPS AFRICA: UBUNTU MATTERS is a collection of stories that celebrates the past, present, and future of basketball in Africa, spotlighting the sport's impact on society and its development on the continent. From the dreams of a young Zimbabwean player to honoring the NBA legends who paved the way before him, this film journeys through the growth of the game in Africa. Centering on basketball nonprofit Hoops 4 Hope in South Africa and Zimbabwe, this documentary uncovers the role the African philosophy of Ubuntu played in the Boston Celtics' 2008 NBA Championship season and also documents the historic 2015 NBA Africa Game. Featuring Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, Adam Silver, Luol Deng, Luc Mbah a Moute, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and many more NBA greats, this documentary shows us all why #UbuntuMatters.

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A collection of stories celebrating the growth of basketball on the African Continent.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Inspiring Film
19 October 2018 | by isaachensleySee all my reviews

Opened my eyes to a world beyond my own. A truly inspiring and entertaining film.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Harare, Zimbabwe See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Hoops Africa See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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