Stories about our continent and our experience are often distorted (if not totally untold) – and it's to be expected when the agents telling the tales are far removed. My Africa Is is a documentary series that aims to show a more complete narrative. Starting this autumn, the crew will embark on a 13 city, 10 country tour of our continent, spending time with young people who want to share the exciting things they're doing to improve their communities.
It's for us – sparking imagination and inspiring others as to how they too can make something happen. It's for others – showcasing our innovation and creativity and what we are doing for ourselves.
Africa commentator, cultural curator and activist, Kathleen Bomani (aka Kate Bomz), will be producing the series so you know it will be the business (if you haven't come across the fabulous Kate Bomz before, check her out on Tumblr or on Twitter @katebomz).
But she and her crew need YOU to make it happen
Here's where you cross over from being a passive observer to being an active participant in helping to bring to life ideas that you support. Here's where you talk some of the walk by putting your money (however little) where your mouth is. The Kickstarter campaign will remain active until 9:15pm of July 27th. That's just over 10 days. For those unfamiliar with how Kickstarter works, it is an all or nothing platform, which means unless the full amount is pledged, My Africa will not get anything. A lot can happen in 10 days and you can be the difference. Depending on your pledge – you get something back too if the campaign succeeds (apart from satisfaction and gratitude, for example). Donate an amount (however small … or large) and spread the word to everybody else who is invested in changing the lens of how our wonderful continent is portrayed.
Countries they'll be visiting
Yoff and Dakar in Senegal; Monrovia, Liberia; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Bubusua and Accra in Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Luanda, Angola; Johannesburg, South Africa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Some of the coverage the campaign has been getting:
I made my pledge today – have you?