Sunday, June 28, 2009

This is My Africa

In less than an hour, This is My Africa, a 2008 documentary presentation serves up a light-hearted, interesting an attempt at an introduction to the continent, her people and many cultures. The first part of an intended trilogy offers insightful commentary from a diverse selection of Africans based in the UK as they share what it is that Africa means to them.

Filmmaker, Zina Saro-Wiwa was present at a recent screening for the film at the Busboys & Poets restaurant in DC and shared her experiences with putting the project together and her intended plans for the distribution of the project. AfricaLab, the producing partners for the film intend for the project to serve as a portal through which Africans can connect with the rest of the world and vice versa. This is an attempt to celebrate Africa's identity on a global platform and the documentary was a commendable attempt though it did not go indepth into alot of the facets of African identity. Being that This is My Africa, is part of a trilogy, it can be hoped that future projects will cater to these missing aspects.

Visit, the website for more information and producer contacts to get involved with the future development of the project.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nnena Okore's first exhibit in Nigeria