Up In the Attic

Kamal Imani, 2009, 72 Minutes

Up in the Attic is a coming of age story about a group of popular teenagers in the New Jersey suburbs in the 1980’s hip hop era. They were influenced by various potent societal elements which included Hip Hop, Africentricity, The 5% Nation of Gods and Earths and the societal elements of drugs, sex and peer pressure which is common to many American teens. The film is laced with comedy, strong language and content, youthful energy and colorful characters. It will serve as an excellent tool for inter-generational dialogue.