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.
Filmmaker dan Hedges will introduce the film and do a Q&A following the film.
About Community First! Village: CFV 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. The address is 9301 Hog Eye Road, Austin, TX 78724.
4:30 p.m. We will have a pick-up faculty-student basketball game before the film.
5:30 p.m. Group Tours of Community First! Village
6:45 p.m.: Film screening of Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters at the CFV outdoor amphitheater. The director of the film, Dan Hedges, will be present to introduce it and do a Q&A afterwards.
$20 Ticket with Meal Combo: Include the tour and meal combo (burger/fries/drink--vegetarian available) from their food truck, which is run by residents.
$10 Screening Ticket (NO MEAL): Limited quantity of $10 screening tickets that do not include a meal, but include a tour and the film. You may purchase food at the Community Grille using a card only at the event.