Monday, February 8, 2010

This Is My Africa

The award-winning documentary airs tomorrow Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM; only in the U.S.

"Directed and produced by Zina Saro-Wiwa, this quirky and unique film is a journey into an Africa that many may not know about. Created to reveal a more personal vision of the continent by weaving together the personal memories, tastes and experiences of 21 Africans and Africaphiles, This Is My Africa has been described as a 50-minute crash course in African culture."

"The film is so tender and full of humour and honesty and … such a welcome alternative to the constant portrayal of Africa as a problem ... or a posh safari destination. It filled me with a desire to know more, travel more, listen to more music (I've already bought the Asa...). I'm proud to be a part of it."Colin Firth.

Here's a clip:



I hope you get a chance to watch or record it.

Mama Shujaa

11 comments:

  1. Oh yay! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to check the listings and catch it with my children.

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  2. ooooooooo i would LOVE to see it...will watch this later when i am back from school. its six thirty in the morning arusha time and trying to get three kids out of the door...what on EARTH am i doing sitting here reading YOUR blog!???? waaaaah. baadai, mama. kazi njema. love and salaams xxx j

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  3. T.A-M: I do hope you get to see it today. Such documentaries should be repeated day in day out! LOL. HBO tends to re-run their programming and my understanding is that they have license to show it for two years. Yes, it is a must for our children. I'm taping mine, and will watch when I get off the J.O.B.!

    Janelle: Sasa uko Arusha my dear and I am not sure whether you'll get it there; but let me know....love and salaams to you, siku nyingi I know...xxx

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  4. just watched the clip here..oh oh OH i SOOOOO need this film...! WOULD BE PERFECT TO SHOW AT SCHOOL!!! WHERE CAN I FIND IT???? xxx j

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  5. Janelli: I'll see what I can find out/do for you.

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  6. It does look like a reflective and positive movie. Thanks for sharing the clip. I agree that infrastructure is key for the future.

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  7. omg, wish I had known. which channel is it shown on so I can try to write to request a replay of the show. is there a dvd of it out there somewhere to purchase ? this is the daughter of Ken Saro-Wiwa right ? wow she certainly has grown up.

    looks like you've been globetrotting Mama.

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  8. Sarah and RE: Thanks.

    RE: It premiered on HBO; I am sure they'll welcome inquiries; if we all write to find out, maybe they'll re-run it sooner. I'll contact them as well and let you know.

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  9. This looks absolutely amazing. Wish it was showing here. Maybe I'll be able to buy it on disc later down the track...

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  10. Great to see all these "heavy weights" coming together to do this!

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