My Africa Is is a documentary series taking you on a journey across the continent through the eyes of an insider. We know what you’ve seen and heard about Africa – what they think is happening, what they think she needs, what they think she is. The four things that come to mind when people think of Africa are population, problems, poverty, and promise unfulfilled – headline media reports on the continent but that’s not the whole story.
Perspective changes everything.
My Africa Is wants to show you something different. We’re not about hiding real issues or over-hyping good news. We’re more than aware of the challenges, but we also know that we are not helpless. We hustle. We find ways to overcome. We survive. Every day, we are changing our communities – it may be a process, and it may be a little bit at a time, but we’re changing it nonetheless.
This is what it would look like:
The series will follow change-makers in various cities across sub-Saharan Africa – they are young, doing some really cool things, and starting a new conversation. Their stories are real; some subjects will inspire, others will provoke, but each one will challenge what you thought you knew and reintroduce you to OUR Africa.
Each episode takes you on a trip to a different location, discovering the uniqueness of each city and appreciating Africa’s diversity, as the series brings it all together.
We have an amazing team behind this, that are more than able to provide you with an uncensored, “keeping-it-real” take of what is really means to live in Africa.
The first season of My Africa Is will be out on the web in 2013. ‘Til then, we’ll be uploading pictures, videos and blog posts to our tumblr, so that you can join us on our entire journey during production.
Africa isn’t just about how you see it – it’s how you live it. My Africa Is will take you there.
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