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Technical specs.

Duration: 1h15

Year: 2020

Genre: Documentary

Directed by: Hugo Sobelman

Screenplay: Hugo Sobelman

Image: Dorian Hays

His :  Nicolas Mollet and Najib El Yafi

Editing: Maxime Mathis

Production: GoGoGo Films and Srab Films

Co-production: BNP Paribas Pictures

Distributer : day2party

International Seller: The Party Film Sales

Funding: Sacem, BNP New Talent Fund

Theatrical release: November 24, 2021



In Memphis, one of the most disaster-stricken American cities, the Stax Music Academy is an oasis.


Founded on the legacy of the legendary label from the 1960s which accompanied the struggle for Civil Rights, this free, extra-curricular music school allows passionate adolescents to learn and understand black American history through discovery of the greatest Soul hits.


A musical journey through time and a dive into the thought of a new generation.



Born in 1988, Hugo Sobelman is a french movie director based in Paris. He started his career as a stage assistant on movie sets such as Queen of Montreuil (Venice Days, Mostra de Venise 2012). He then worked as a freelance cameraman and editor in Paris and London for Ad Vitam, Agat Films, Rectangle and The Bureau.

He made his debut as a movie director from 2014 by working on a dozen of musical clips for the independent label X-Ray. Between the years 2018 and 2020, Hugo directs his first two feature films, both documentaries : Golda Maria, which aired in world premiere at the Berlinale 2020, and Soul Kids, which won the Jury price of the F.A.M.E. Festival and was elected best musical documentary by the SACEM. Both movies should be released in 2021.

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