NAACP Image Award Nominee and Detroit Native Hosts Premiere Screening of Upcoming Pilot “Electric Roots” at the 2014 Pan African Film & Arts Festival

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As an official 2014 Pan African Film Festival selection, "Electric Roots" is a stunning and immersive short film experience that connects and explores the deep origins of techno music in Detroit to parts known and unknown all over the world.

Electric Roots is a short film series that explores the deep origins of Techno music from its Detroit birthplace to parts known and unknown all over the world. The first episode, “South Africa,” featuring superstar DJ/producers Black Coffee and Richie Hawtin, will make its debut at the 22nd annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival during Black History Month.

“We take you deep into the House and Techno scene of South Africa, and with the help of some of the biggest in the business, we make connections going all the way back to the music made in my hometown of Detroit in the early 80’s,” explains writer/director Kristian R. Hill.

Most recently, Mr. Hill received top accolades with an NAACP Awards nomination for Postcards: Mandela, a special feature that recently aired on the Africa Channel.

Producers invite you to attend the official premier of Electric Roots (Runtime: 30 minutes) Friday, February 14th, at 1:00 pm at the Rave Cinema at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. LA, CA 90008. A short Q&A will follow. Tickets will be on sale online and at the box office. For more information, please visit

More about the Film
Since its commencement two years ago, the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival has been attracting massive crowds from all corners of the world and some of the most influential DJs in the business for three days of live electronic music performances. This particular look into the world of South Africa's amazing retelling of Techno music via its Detroit birthplace, along with the amazing landscapes and views of Cape Town and Johannesburg are sure to leave you wanting more. For more information, please visit

More about the Festival
Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural and racial tolerance and understanding through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression. For more information, please visit

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