World Premiere


Shorts in Competition: Documentary
| USA | 34 MINUTES | English
Documentary, Music
Hugh Masekela, a musician, activist, and father, was exiled from his family and native South Africa for more than 30 years as a direct result of apartheid. Undaunted, he would find musical success in late '60s America. Alekesam explores the story of a father exiled from his country, a son exiled from his father, and their mutual attempt to connect to the world, and each other through music.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Jason Bergh
Jason Bergh was born and raised in New York. Directing artists like Blink 182 and commercial campaign for, his artistic vision has won him more than 10 prestigious awards. Bergh executive produced the films Bra Boys, Street Dreams, and Disposable Hero.
Alekesam, Sunny Levine
Jason Bergh
Additional Editing
Jeremy Ian Thomas
Executive Producer
UXE Films
Kevin X. Barth
Yogi Proctor
Associate Producer
Daouda Leonard, Ben Lyons
Music Supervisor
Daouda Leonard
Director of Photography
Emrys Roberts
Emrys Roberts, Ryan Young, Jason Bergh, Matthew Pappas, Phil Mosley
Jason Bergh, Kevin Barth
Michael Rapaport, Cole Angenendt, Jason Bergh
Primary Cast
Hugh Masekela, Selema "Sal" Masekela, Stewart Levine, Sunny Levine, Jesse Lapiere, Zack Cowie

Sales Agent
Cole Angenendt
UX Entertainment Group
2658 Griffith Park Blvd #827 Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: 323 382 5372
Sales Agent
Kevin Iwashina
Preferred Content
6363 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 350 Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323.782.9193
Technical Contact
Jason Bergh
UX Entertainment Group
2658 Griffith Park Boulevard, #827 Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: 917 543 6299
Press Contact
Nicolette Aizenberg
42 West
220 West 42nd Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 774-3686


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