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Film About Basketball In Africa At Fairfield University

Fairfield University, in collaboration with the Connecticut Writing Project, will present a screening of a movie about sports in Africa, to kick off the Saugatuck Story Fest.

“Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters” is a collection of stories about basketball in Africa.

The film, which stars African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo, will be shown Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the university’s Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer Taylor Sharp, Fairfield Stags men’s basketball head coach Sydney Johnson, Connecticut Writing Project director Bryan Ripley Crandall, and the founder and executive director of Hoops 4 Hope, Mark Crandall. Admission is free. To register and see the trailer, go to

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