The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Above The Rim (1994)

Kyle Lee Watson (Duane Martin) is an inner-city high school basketball star torn between college and the lure of the streets. During an important championship play-off game, Kyle grandstands to catch the attention of a Georgetown college scout. Instead, he impresses Birdie (Tupac Shakur), an influential gang leader who is assembling a tea, to compete in the neighborhood Shoot-Out contest, a high-stakes street basketball tournament for the bragging rights of the city. With promises of the good life: cash, cars, and women, Birdie convinces Kyle to play on his team. Now Kyle's future hangs in the balance as Birdie's influence threatens his college career and possibly, his life.