We invite you to join us for a film screening at Community First! Village (CFV) of the film "Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters."
About the film: 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.
ABOUT THE VENUE: Community First! Village is a 51-acre master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. They will offer group tours of the village at 5:30 p.m., and the ticket price for the event ($20) will include a meal combo from their food truck, which is run by residents. They also have two basketball areas in the village, and we working to plan a faculty-student 3-on-3 basketball tourney before the film. The film will screen at sunset at the CFV outdoor amphitheater, and the director of the film (Dan Hedges) will be present to introduce it and do a Q&A afterwards.