Legendary B-Boy Mr.Wave and Dr. Khalid El- Hakim Win Honors at Rome's Cinefest Film Festival

Legendary B-Boy Mr.Wave and Dr. Khalid El- Hakim Win Honors at Rome's Cinefest Film Festival

Published Tue, May 14, 2024 at 5:30 PM EDT

Mr. Wave of the legendary New York City Breakers is now a documentary filmmaker and director. His Reel Sung Productions chronicles the journeys of Hip-Hop legends from all elements of the culture. His film, Living Proof: Dr. Khalid El-Hakim premiered recently at the Hip-Hop Cinefest in Rome where it received a Special Mention plaque and honor.

Living Proof: Dr. Khalid El-Hakim is the story of archivist Dr. Khalid El-Hakim, founder of the Black History Mobile Museum. The documentary features Professor Griff of Public Enemy, Khalilah Ali (the ex-wife of boxing legend Muhammad Ali), and photographer Ernie Paniccioli amongst others.

"Dr. Khalid is a true cultural curator, and we at Reel Sung truly appreciate him allowing us the honor of capturing his work and story through our lens," Wave said of the film. "It was an incredible honor for Reel Sung productions to be invited to Rome as a film festival nominee, and then to actually receive an award was icing on the cake! Next up we are off to the Essence Film Fest this summer and Costa Rica in January."

"Mr. Wave's vision is truly inspiring, and it offers a unique perspective on the work of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum," Dr. Khalid says. "Sharing such a personal story requires immense trust, and he has honored my life's work in an awesome way. A very special thanks to Miki Packett, Martha Diaz, Mario Lobo, JayQuan, and Shumerria Harris for their work and commitment to this project."

Wave's Reel Sung Productions is also in the process of producing documentaries featuring Special K of The Treacherous Three, Sparky Dee, DJ Yella of NWA, Mikey D, J.J. Fad, and Lonzo of The World Class Wrecking Cru.

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