Hangtime

From the progression of the movie, it seemed quite obvious what was going to happen: boy was I wrong! The short film started out showing us this boy, Kwame, who had this big dream of becoming a basketball player in order to make it out. He seemed “pure” and innocent in the beginning. After meeting Olu and acknowledging Kwame’s desperation to get a pair of basketball shoes, I knew it was going to go downhill from there. I thought that Kwame was going to join Olu’s “gang” and start dealing for him in order to earn some quick cash. I mean, he was at a stage where he would do anything for money. But, I didn’t think it was going to be like him selling shit and getting the money like that. I thought he was going to get involved with the gang to such an extent that he wouldn’t want to leave. He would just love the lifestyle too much. Thus, I thought he would give up on his dream and just stick around in Africa because he found the easy way out.

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