Johannesburg/New York – Africa.com, one of the leading sources for Africa news and information, announces the release of the trailer for the new dynamic documentary Africa Straight Up. The trailer can be found here or at Africa.com and the 30-minute film will be globally released on September 26, 2012 on Africa.com and YouTube.
With a soundtrack of Africa’s hottest music stars, Lira and M.I., the film takes viewers on a journey across the continent to witness the progress and passion of Africa through the eyes of its people. Narrated by Warren Adams, choreographer of the highly anticipated play Motown: The Musical, the documentary includes specially curated footage of global leaders such as Nigerian Finance Minister and former World Bank Director Dr. Ngozi Ikonjo-Iweala, Founder of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, and Ghanaian economist Dr. George Ayittey, one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals.
The film has received support and footage rights from some of the most powerful and influential organizations in Africa including the African Leadership Network, Tony Elumelu Foundation, and Mo Ibrahim Foundation as well as global powerhouses such as Sony Music, BET, MTV, TED and the Aspen Institute.
“Africa.com is committed to changing the way the world views Africa and Africa Straight Up continues in our commitment to show exactly how deep, rich, and complex Africa truly is,” comments Teresa Clarke, CEO of Africa.com.
Viewers can get updates about the film and sign up for early release at Africa.com or Twitter @Africa_com and include hashtag #AfricaStraightUp.