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Ajax Starglider - Nobodies from America in Cameroon (documentary)

Release:Nobodies from America in Cameroon (documentary)
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Recordlabel:Moxey Creative
Info:The documentary will premiere in 2009.

Hip hop artists, Ajax Starglider, Propaganda, and Ahred StrangeIndeed, toured the African nation of Cameroon from April 26th - May 5th, 2008 directly after the food riots and taxi strike where at least 7 people were killed during the unrest.

Ajax, Propaganda, and Ahred StrangeIndeed did more then just perform, they also participated in Medical Clinics to pygmie villages and rocked a show in one of the worst prisons in the world - Douala Central Prison (New Bell).

Douala Central Prison
The New Bell prison in Douala was built in 1933 with a maximum capacity of 800 prisoners, but the prison has not witnessed any major renovation and presently is host to about 3500 inmates.

They were welcomed by the Cameroonians - signing autographs, participating in multiple radio interviews and appearing on several different TV Shows including the popular show - Good Morning Cameroon. They also spent time with local musicians, Green Color and Holocaust, where they recorded new songs about freedom for the Cameroon people from their corrupt government.

Ajax also brought a production crew to document their time there and to explore the cause of the recent food riots, the corruption surrounding their government, the beauty of the people, and the resurgence of real hip hop in Africa through the eyes of three americans.

As Ajax states about the movie: "I hope to achieve more of an awareness about the needs in other countries. Americans often become engulfed in this illusion of excess. Donating money is good, but it doesn't solve the problem. If we start teaching the methodology on how we do things and build schools, art houses, orphanages, etc. and live in the trenches with the less fortunate things will change. The American culture has done a dis-service to other countries by establishing certain boundaries on church and it's culture. We teach American church hymns and translate it into their language using the same melody. We need new melodies and lyrics that could only be born from African culture or whatever culture that is native to it's inhabitants."

If you would like to read more about the trip, please read Propaganda's blogs at: www.myspace.com/propagee

The production Company, Moxey Creative, will be releasing the documentary, Nobodies From America, in Film Festivals in 2009.

Sources: IHT.com/articles: Anti-government rioting spreads in Cameroon / Reuters, February 27th, 2008 ; Allafrica.com/stories: Cameroon: Jail Break At New Bell Prison, Seventeen Shot Dead, June 30, 2008.
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