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Elevate (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,580Details
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Synopsis

From a basketball academy in West Africa to the high-pressure world of American prep schools, ELEVATE documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African teenagers with big hearts, open minds, and NBA dreams. The SEEDS Academy in Dakar, Senegal, sits on a small plot of land leased from the government. There, the best young basketball players from across West Africa gather to take part in a strenuous program of academics and athletic training. For those who stand out, the potential reward is huge: full scholarships to the top prep schools in the United States, where the right combination of skill and dedication will earn them a great education, pave the way to college, and open the door to basketball at the NCAA level...and maybe even a shot at the NBA. For the four young men who make the cut, receive scholarships, and head off to the USA, their lives are changed forever. Filmed over four years and across two continents, ELEVATE documents the daunting challenges they face, from the alienation that comes with being a seven foot tall Muslim at a Christian prep school (in an American culture rife with African stereotypes) to mastering English, adapting to aggressive American-style basketball...and navigating the vagaries of high school, girls, and drivers ed.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language.
(Rating bulletin 2193, 10/12/2011)
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Religious, Basketball, Immigration, Culture Clash, Coming of Age
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sharp 7, Variance Films, ESPN Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

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Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,851 $3,547 Oct 21, 2011 3

Cast

Amadou Gallo Fall    Himself
Assane    Himself
Byago    Himself
Dethie    Himself
Aziz    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Mark Becker
Producer    Anne Buford
Producer    Chiemi Karasawa
Producer    Victoria Yoffie
Executive Producer    Peter Holt
Executive Producer    Robert S. Kaplan
Executive Producer    RC Buford
Co-Producer    Jesse Ruuttila
Supervising Editor    Richard Hankin
Editor    Mark Becker
Editor    Chris White
Associate Editor    Jesse Ruuttila
Composer    Shawn Lee

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October 21st, 2011

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/21 102 $3,547   1 $3,547   $3,547 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/04 108 $1,160   2 $580   $5,580 21

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