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An award-winning documentary directed and produced by Zina Saro-Wiwa, this quirky and unique film is a journey into an Africa that many do not know about. Created to reveal a more personal vision of the continent  by weaving together the personal memories, tastes and experiences of 21 Africans and Africaphiles, This Is My Africa has been described as a 50-minute crash course in African culture.

In preparation for this nonfiction outing, Zina Saro-Wiwa approached 18 disparate individuals and asked them to complete an 18-point questionnaire on their memories, feelings and impressions of the African continent. Saro-Wiwa then filmed the interviewees reflecting on such facets of African society as food, music and visual artists, and speculating on the state of the continent in the year 2060. The resultant effect is a "tapestry of experience" comprised of the perceptions of many individuals from unique and different backgrounds, that consequently imparts a multifaceted definition of Africa.  A question and answer session with the director will follow the screening.  Presented in partnership with the Nsoroma Institute and Aisha Shule.


For a preview, please visit This event is FREE and open to the public.  The Black History Month film series is sponsored by Comcast.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 494-5800
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