Filmmakers and Producers

Chris Moore

Chris Moore grew up in the tiny ski town of Holderness, NH. A semester in rural Argentina during his junior year of high school opened his eyes to the world. Fluent in Spanish, a Phi Beta Kappa student with a degree in Hispanic Studies, Chris co-founded Sol Productions, a non profit film production company with three fellow students. Since then, Chris has co-directed and co-produced three feature documentaries on three different continents. His first feature was '¿Puedo Hablar? May I Speak?' A groundbreaking documentary on the hardcore politics of oil-rich Venezuela and its charismatic and controversial president Hugo Chavez, this film has toured almost every university in the US and even Europe. Chris lectures on democracy and conflict resolution, and the role filmmaking can play in both of those areas. 'Democracy in Dakar' and the soon to be release 'Democracy in Paris' are other projects of his that focus on democracy, governance, and citizenship, all through the lens of hip hop. Currently, Chris continues to tour the world with '¿Puedo Hablar? May I Speak?' but he also has begun work on a fourth film that will take him to Cambodia.


Democracy in Dakar
Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine & Chris Moore
Producer: Nomadic Wax and Sol Productions
2007, 66 min., Color, US/Senegal
"Democracy in Dakar" explores the transformative role of Hip-Hop in politics in Senegal, West Africa during the 2007 presidential election campaign. This documentary mixes interviews, freestyles, and commentary from journalists, artists and politicians. Senegalese society is seen on the brink of dem...

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