American Beatboxer: The Docu-Series 1st Episode
Documentary | 24 minutes | 2015 | United States
SHOWTIME: 8:43PM – (All times are subject to change)
From the creators of the award winning documentary American Beatboxer, currently being broadcast on Revolt TV, accepted into the NYU’s Hip Hop Education Center Archive upon its world premiere, the Harvard Hip Hop Archive, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives and most recently the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Founders Library at Howard University, comes American Beatboxer the Docu-Series. This fresh, compelling, exciting and ground breaking series follows the lives of five beatboxers on their way the finals of the 6th American Beatbox Championships. The cast is ethnically diverse, the talent is phenomenal and the performance are amazing!
Director: Manauvaskar Kublall
Manauvaskar Kublall is an award-winning director, community organizer, educator and visual artist born of Indo-Caribbean heritage. He credits his distinct artistic voice to his immigrant experience and a commitment to presenting stories of underrepresented communities so that they are heard, understood, respected and empowered to transform society. Manauvaskar is the Creative Director at Media Sutra. He leads the company’s Creative Services department (graphic design, film, photography and more). Manauvaskar has directed several animations based on children’s stories and films related to social justice issues. He has exhibited his photography nationally and internationally.
Recently, Manauvaskar directed a short documentary of young leaders at the historic inauguration of the 44th President of the United States in Washington, DC, profiling the voices of leaders such as Van Jones, Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden of Maroon 5, Coumba Toure and Goapele. He premiered his film PRIMETIME: Fighting Back Against Foreclosures at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in February 2009. This film adds a new narrative to an ongoing national discourse—one that is built on authentic voices, sharp analysis and a call for action. PRIMETIME was recently included into a summer long exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art that is focused on redlining. Combining his love of art and activism, Manauvaskar partners with South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) to implement the PAACE (Photography for Art, Activism and Creative Expression), and recently began teaching film to middle-school students that are part of St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation.