WHEN I SAY AFRICA

WHEN I SAY AFRICA

 
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WHEN I SAY AFRICA follows a young American volunteer questioning her mission to help in Africa, and a Kenyan photojournalist whose activism blows apart the notion of need.

Turning the lens on the West’s imaginary Africa, from the sketches brought back by the first European adventurers to the eerily similar news and pop culture images that inspire modern voluntourists and celebrity campaigns, the film exposes the myths and motives behind the representations that cast a continent as a victim.

WHEN I SAY AFRICA (formerly titled FRAMED) is currently in post-production.

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"The film looks at the dynamic and asks a simple question: Who exactly are we trying to save Africa from?" - Colorlines