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Director Anne Buford elevates basketball dreams

Anne Buford elevates basketball dreams

Originally Published: November 4, 2011
By Amanda Rykoff

"ELEVATE," a new documentary about four boys from Senegal, explores their extraordinary journey from the SEEDS Academy to the United States. Through basketball, the four boys -- Aziz, Assane, Dethie and Byago -- pursue their dreams of a college education and a shot at the NBA.

SEEDS Academy, (Sports for Education and Economic Development) is a boarding school in Dakar, Senegal, founded in 2003 by Senegal native Amadou Gallo Fall, a former scouting director for the Dallas Mavericks ...

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