Oct 11, 2011 – Rooting for Africa Documentary To Premiere on Oct 14, 2011 – A documentary showcasing a positive angle to the African experience is scheduled for premiere on October 14 at the Lagos-based Radisson Blu Hotel. The documentary produced by Daniel Moore’s Thelia Media Ltd is titled ‘Africa: The Rising Sun’ and has already started on a good note bagging an award for Best Documentary at this year’s Abuja International Film Festival.
Moore’s documentary trails the post-independence experience in countries across the West African Coast and he says subsequent editions will do same in the countries across Africa’s other sub-continents.
In a quote contained in the press release, Moore gave his reasons for embarking on this journey, “The vast opportunities in Africa are so compelling that only the blind and deaf probably would refuse to invest here,” Moore said. “Have you asked yourself why we have such a great influx of foreign companies from Europe and Asia flocking here in droves? They say the bee only gathers where there is honey.”
For a documentary, intended to be a call to Africans in Diaspora to return home and invest, ‘Africa: The Rising Sun’ now aspires to be a compendium on business, music and culture among other issues in the years following independence for such countries as Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana.
The 120-minute documentary has also received a seal of approval by the Rivers State Government. This might have been made possible a slot in the documentary focused on the Niger Delta Struggle. This part contains interviews with Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Tonye Princewill of River Drill and Ateke Tom of the Niger Delta Vigilante Group. Daily Times