Johannesburg/New York (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
Africa.com, one of the leading sources for Africa news, travel, and information, is set to globally release the 30 minute film Africa Straight Up on October 8, 2012 on http://www.Africa.com. To view an exclusive preview of the film click here: Africa Straight Up.
“We set out to produce a film that elevates the conversation about Africa, above the stereotypes of the past and towards the areas of opportunity of today and the immense possibilities of tomorrow,” comments Teresa Clarke, CEO of Africa.com.
Written and executive produced by Teresa Clarke, narrated by South African Warren Adams, choreographer of the highly anticipated Broadway play Motown: The Musical, and with a soundtrack of Africa’s hottest music stars, multi-platinum South African singer Lira and Nigerian hip hop star M.I., the film takes viewers on a journey across the continent to witness the progress and passion of Africa through the eyes of its people.
The documentary includes specially curated footage of global leaders such as Nigerian Finance Minister and former World Bank Director Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, business mogul and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, and Kenyan technology activist and Policy Manager for Google Africa Ory Okolloh.
The exciting film includes contributions from some of the most powerful and influential organizations in Africa including the African Leadership Network, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and Tony Elumelu Foundation, as well as global powerhouses such as Sony Music, BET, MTV, TED and the Aspen Institute. Africa.com will also be hosting an exclusive Africa Straight Up Google Hangout with university students across the continent.
Here is what others are saying about Africa Straight Up:
"This documentary is a welcome introduction to a fast changing Africa and its dynamic people. Africa Straight Up' shines, showcasing the breadth and depth of our stories; stories that need to be conveyed to the rest of the world from our perspective."
--Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N., Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation
“The greatest lever for change on the African continent is leadership. There is a new generation of leaders committed to economic prosperity, taking ownership of our destiny and being honest about our successes and challenges. This film is an important step in sharing the stories of these young leaders who are moving Africa forward.”
--Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadership Network
Launched in 2010, Africa.com is the largest Africa-related website with over five million page views per month from visitors in over 200 countries who seek information about all 54 African countries including news, facts and figures, maps, and travel information.