Screening – Africa Rising
In a controversial and colourful one-hour documentary, the failure of Western policies towards Africa is highlighted: Is it time to reconsider the role of Western aid workers on the continent?
It’s a totally different approach to programming on Africa, giving viewers something to smile about in tough times, particularly the ending which raises spirits to a new high. Africans solving Africa’s problems themselves.
Shot on a grand scale across great swathes of land, this film records a success story in one of the most deprived regions of the world. The scandal of Ethiopia is that, like much of Africa, it’s a potentially rich country with enormous resources: what has never been recognised, until now, is that the solution to its dilemma lies in the hands of its own people.
Directed by Jamie Doran
Screening in conjunction with One World Media Week