A new documentary on the current realities in Africa is ready to hit the screen. The documentary is a Thelia Media Limited’s visual compilation on the diverse happenings within the continent and is billed to premiere at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lagos, on October 14.
The flick titled “Africa: The Rising Sun” has also been endorsed by the Rivers State government. It also clinched the best documentary at the recently-concluded Abuja Film Festival. The 120-minute documentary produced by Daniel Moore started as a medium for highlighting the continent’s immense business opportunities for those in Diaspora before morphing to a diary on present-day realities within several countries along the West African coast.
With several months of travel and stopovers at Cotonou, Lome, Tema, Accra, Banjul, Monrovia, Kenema, Bo and Freetown, Moore’s clips from these countries will be available to the audience as the producer exposes the good, bad and ugly episodes that have littered the long march to development in several African countries following their celebration of independence.
“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.”