Best Feature Documentary, 2008
Diamonds in the Rough (Uganda, USA, 53 min)
Directed by Brett Mazurek
From the ashes of 4 decade of war, AIDS and corruption in Uganda, Africa, The Bataka Squad artists, Babaluku and Saba Saba, rise to forge a revolutionary path using music. They are on a mission to empower the forgotten youth of Africa from within, while spreading their message of hope around the globe. Narrated by Spearhead singer Michael Franti, follow the Bataka movement to amplify the spirit of the next generation in this musical journey. It only takes one voice to raise a nation.