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.
Length: 34 minutes
Director: Jason Bergh
Screenwriter: Jason Bergh, Kevin Barth
Producer: Michael Rapaport, Cole Angenendt, Jason Bergh
Editor: Kevin X. Barth
Associate Producer: Daouda Leonard, Ben Lyons
Director of Photography: Emrys Roberts
Executive Producer: UXE Films
Composer: Alekesam, Sunny Levine
Cinematography: Emrys Roberts, Ryan Young, Jason Bergh, Matthew Pappas, Phil Mosley
Additional Editing: Jeremy Ian Thomas
Titles: Yogi Proctor
Music Supervisor: Daouda Leonard
Primary Cast: Hugh Masekela, Selema "Sal" Masekela, Stewart Levine, Sunny Levine, Jesse Lapiere, Zack Cowie
Jason Bergh was born and raised in New York. Directing artists like Blink 182 and commercial campaign for movietickets.com, his artistic vision has won him more than 10 prestigious awards. Bergh executive produced the films Bra Boys, Street Dreams, and Disposable Hero.