Here at Africa.com we start every day with a simple objective: to change the way the world sees Africa. We do that with our on the ground coverage of news, finance, travel, and arts and culture—but sometimes a written article isn’t enough. There are times when you need to see the rise of a new building to understand the economic impact of a real estate project or hear the laugh of a child in a classroom to witness the progress of an educational system.
So we set out to produce Africa Straight Up, a film that gives you an inside look at what we see when we look at Africa. We see a continent full of progress and passion in technology, business, education, governance, and arts and culture. With a soundtrack of Africa’s hottest music stars, Lira and M.I., the film takes viewers on a journey across the continent to show how deep, rich, and complex Africa truly is.
We will be releasing the full version of Africa Straight Up in the next couple of weeks but you can sign up for updates about the film or early release here, on Facebook, and on Twitter and include hashtag #AfricaStraightUp.