Imagine an Africa without thousands of foreign aid workers telling Africans what to do; Imagine an Africa without billions in aid going directly into western bank accounts as salary payments to those same foreign workers; Imagine Africans solving Africa’s problems themselves… That's the message of ‘Africa Rising’
In a controversial, colourful and frequently uplifting one-hour documentary, we highlight the failure of Western policies towards Africa, asking whether it's 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. With a cast of thousands, our film will open the eyes of the world to a new dawn... 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.