"My Africa Is" airs first episode of the second season
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 October, 2014 - My Africa Is, an independent documentary web series taking viewers beyond the headlines and inside the continent, will release its second season “Edition Dakar,” on October 2nd 2014. The three-part series will focus on life in Dakar, Senegal, Francophone Africa’s fast-paced metropolis. Presented in 5-minute installments, each episode will reach more than 500,000 viewers who visit host-partner sites such as Surfer’s Village, Sidetracked Magazine, X-treme video, Okay Africa and other global platforms. A screening event on October 1st at Los Angeles’s Almost Holden Collection, sponsored by Nigeria’s Arik Airlines, will mark the series premiere.
“Edition Dakar’s storylines are reflective of the untold yet riveting realities played out on its streets everyday and we really wanted Dakar to speak for herself,” said Executive Producer and Director, Nosarieme Garrick. “From our perspective, My Africa Is is a movement driven by a deep conviction to show Africa’s cultural diversity. Season 2 is a significant milestone that we hope continues to turn the page on outdated and misinformed perceptions of the continent.”
Building on the powerful debut of the Lagos Chronicles in 2013, which has been viewed over 15,000 times to date and reached audiences in more than 80 countries across the globe, My Africa Is season 2 zooms in on the cosmopolitan city of Dakar. Filmed on location in June this year, Edition Dakar captures a colorful, true-life perspective of the views and realities of three different narratives. Layering a multi-perspective story-telling approach, each episode personally engages the audience, providing unique insights into the lives of the main characters and their interaction with their communities. Featured segments of season 2 include:
Le Journal Rappée: A new genre of news, sparking a lively conversation with Senegalese youth by relaying opinion and analysis on the weekly headlines through rap
Malika Surf Camp and Senegalese Surf Culture: One of Senegal’s surf schools encouraging locals and tourists to surf Dakar’s shores.
The Sunu Street Project: A dance program, empowering Senegal’s young hip-hop dancers.
My Africa Is season 2 will go live on the My Africa Is YouTube channel on October 2nd, 2014.
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Sunu Street Project: