Modibo Sy and Mamadou Doumbouya are first-generation West African Muslims, born and raised in Harlem, New York with family origins stemming back to Guinea, Mali, and Senegal. These two cultural curators and advocates are building a movement known as the “Hood Prophecy”. This movement strives to provide the tools and resources for residents of low-income communities of color to be advocates of social change. The mission of this movement is to help provide knowledge for community building and social impact through multiple outlets. Referencing themselves as the “Hood Prophets”, they believe in being leaders of their own communities and contributing to the common goal of bridging social gaps and dismantling hostility and violence in not only urban neighborhoods in NYC, but around the globe. Throughout their experiences growing up in Harlem, they’ve witnessed immense violence, crime, lack of resources, and social inequities. By exercising their creative outlet, passion for social change, and immense collaboration, the cultural fashion haus known as “Death 2 Hatred” was born.
Directed by Anthony Jamari Thomas (USA)