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Mr. Devious
73 minutes
South Africa
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Mr. Devious

MR. DEVIOUS is an exploration of the life and impact of South African Hip-Hop artist Mr. Devious on the youth and community of Cape Flats in Cape Town, South Africa. The film traces Mr. Devious' introduction to Hip-Hop, his hardcore style of rapping about ghetto life in Cape Flats, his experiences being signed to a major record label and then returning to life as an independent artist, his international traveling and recording, his mentoring of youth in and outside of prison, and his untimely murder. Throughout the film we watch his evolution, from a teenager influenced by the street life of his peers, to a young man choosing to become a formal mentor and role model to youth, speaking to them about life skills, violence, HIV/AIDS, corrupt politicians and developing programs for them within schools and prisons. We also see the close relationship he has with his family and their role in continuing his legacy after his death.

Mr. Devious was much more than just a hip-hop artist but a community leader who worked to make a difference in the lives of young people in Cape Town. Truly this is a story about Hip-Hop's transformative power as a medium for artistic expression and social activism.
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• Best Documentary Feature, Three Continents Film Festival, Johannesburg, 2007
• Best Documentary Feature, Hip Hop Odyssey in New York, 2007

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