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Cinéma/TV
MOYEN Métrage | 2008
This is My Africa
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Durée : 47 minutes
Type : documentaire

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This Is My Africa is a project that seeks to change the public dialogue surrounding Africa. By answering an 18-point questionnaire, we hear about the Africa that inhabits 18 people’s memories and personal perspectives. Through these interviewees, we learn about the Africa that has inspired, infuriated and delighted them. We will learn about their favorite food, songs, writers and artists. We will also learn about what they hope Africa will be like in 2060. There is a lot of unexpected passion in these testimonies and these views and ideas that are so passionately conveyed, come at an important time for the continent.

Featuring, amongst others, Yinka Shonibare, John Akomfrah, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Colin Firth.

Zina Saro-Wiwa, African continent/Nigeria/UK, 2008, 47 min.


2008 | 15ème NYAFF – New York African Film Festival | NEW YORK, Usa | 9 avril > 16 mai | www.africanfilmny.org|
> Sélection
(U.S. Premiere)

English

This Is My Africa is a project that seeks to change the public dialogue surrounding Africa. By answering an 18-point questionnaire, we hear about the Africa that inhabits 18 people’s memories and personal perspectives. Through these interviewees, we learn about the Africa that has inspired, infuriated and delighted them. We will learn about their favorite food, songs, writers and artists. We will also learn about what they hope Africa will be like in 2060. There is a lot of unexpected passion in these testimonies and these views and ideas that are so passionately conveyed, come at an important time for the continent.

Zina Saro-Wiwa | UK/Nigeria 2008 | 50m | BetaSP | English | 15 | Documentary

Nigerian-born and London-raised filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa calls her film « a 50-minute crash course in African culture. » This Is My Africa explores the perceptions and reflections of 20 London residents who love the African continent. A film about the Africa that exists in the hearts and minds of individuals who are from Africa or who have lived, travelled or worked there, Zina’s film paints a very different picture of Africa from the one we often see portrayed in the Western media.

Featuring, amongst others, Yinka Shonibare, John Akomfrah, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Colin Firth.

Zina Saro-Wiwa, African continent/Nigeria/UK, 2008, 47m.

2008 | 15th New York African Film Festival | NEW YORK, Usa | APRIL 9th to MAY 26th | www.africanfilmny.org |
> Selection
(U.S. Premiere)

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