My Africa Is: The Documentary Series Challenging The Narrative
When you ask people who are outside the African continent what they know about Africa you are likely to be told poverty, Aids, child marriage, malnutrition among other sad and negative identifiers. Do you ever get to know about the great inventors, the entrepreneurs and the innovators?
When you ask people who are outside the African continent what they now about Africa you are likely to be told about poverty, Aids, child marriage, malnutrition among other sad and negative identifiers. Do you ever get to know about the great inventors, the entrepreneurs and the innovators? Today we are taking you several years back to My Africa Is – an eight part documentary series that follows change-makers and innovators in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.
The series targets western audiences after realising there was a need to break the stereotypes around the continent. Producer and host Nosarieme Garrick moved to the USA at the age of 14 and realised Africa’s story had not been told by African thus the incorrect narratives.
The Lagos Chronicles, a collection of three videos on different innovative projects happening in Lagos, Nigeria, was her first documentary in the series.
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This is how they describe the project on their website: “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 video will show you perspectives about the continent, wars, genocides, human rights abuses.