This year the Pop Symposium will premiere a mini documentary on the story of The Dynastie Sports Institute basketball academy in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC. The short film tells the stories and aspirations of the players that committed to the academy’s 2020 - 2021 season. Some recruits came directly from countries like Côte d’Ivoire; others are first generation Africans and Caribbeans born in Quebec. The players articulate their stories of courage speaking on their commitment to basketball as their vehicle while gaining an understanding of their destination and purpose in today’s society. The mini documentary was produced through a partnership with R&B / Funk group Fredy V & The Foundation for their upcoming single “One Step” to be released Friday, September 25th.
After the screening of the short documentary, Fredy V will moderate a panel discussion on the role of sports and entertainment in today’s civil rights climate.