Africa Rising
Africans proving they can take themselves out of poverty, by their own efforts. That's the message of Africa Rising.

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.

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