“And the problem with stereotypes are, not that they’re untrue, but that they are incomplete…” Those are the opening lines uttered, as part of a magnificent film about Africa, bypassing the agenda-focused, stereotypical narrative n’ visuals of the 2nd largest continent’s poverty, famine, war-ridden conflicts, disease n’ negativity projecting hopelessness towards the rest of the world. Instead, it taps into Africa’s growing grip on technology as well as the many organizations, artists n’ people who’re working harder each day to reach the progression n’ advances of other developed nations. Not your typical story of Africa, usually meant to
DISPOSSESS & MALIGN, instead this film’s really meant to EMPOWER & HUMANIZE.
Written n’ produced by Africa.com’s founder/editor Teresa Clarke n’ narrated by the NYC-based choreographer Warren Adams, it shows passages through history, European ‘involvement’ as well as the programs, people n’ dialogue that may help to balance the conversation (not to mention IGNORANCE) about the MANY good aspects of African culture, politics, its economic positions n’ the forward lifestyle millions enjoy within the continent…