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post Africa Straight Up

November 11th, 2012

Filed under: The Unspoken — Lissan Magazine @ 12:14

Africa Straight Up - Official Film

With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot — and should not — be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora.

Share your personal story about Africa at Africa.com or on Twitter @Africa_com with the hashtag #AfricaStraightUp.

WRITTEN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

Teresa Hillary Clarke

DIRECTOR

Jaime Puerta
Warren Adams

PRODUCER
Jaime Puerta
Warren Adams

EDITOR
Jaime Puerta

EDIT ASSISTANT
Santho Mohapeloa

SPECIAL THANKS TO
(in order of appearance)
Chimamanda Adichie
Lira
M.I
Moss Ngoasheng
Warren Adams
“Naija Friends”
David Kobia
Ory Okolloh
Erik Hersman
Juliana Rotich
Su Kahumbu
Patrick Awuah
Ken Okoth
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Aliko Dangote
Farayi Chipungu
Mo Ibrahim
Youssou_N’Dour
Angelique Kidjo
Yasser Jradi,
Badiaa Bouhrizi,
Bendir Man,
Nawel Ben Kraiem,
Si Lemhaf
Armada Bizerta
George Ayittey
Tony Elumelu, MFR
Prime Minister Tony Blair
President Barack Obama
Herman Chinery-Hesse
Fred Swaniker
Acha Leke
Hakeem Belo-Osagie
Addis Alemayehou
Tonye Cole
Eric Kacou
Arthur Mutambara

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Jackie C. Lin / JAJ Productions

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Laura Joseph
Mel Okudo
Justina Hierta
Jayanthi Daniel
Daniel Sodkiewicz

CAMERA
Richard Muller

Mark Chipps
Gordon “Flash” Yu

GRAPHICS
Raghul Sridharan
Jaime Puerta
Elena Salas

SUPERVISING SOUND EDITING
Pablo Diez Casajuana

SOUND EDITOR
Lorenzo Spagli

VOICE OVER RECORDING
George Rivera

MUSIC & VIDEO FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY
TED, USA
Sony Music, South Africa
MTV Base, South Africa
Chocolate City Group, Nigeria
Twentieth Century Fox, USA
Bani Productions, Nigeria
Safaricom, Kenya
Ushahidi, Kenya
Voice of America, USA
Internet World Statistics, USA
Al Jazeera, Qatar
McNulty Prize, Aspen Institute, USA
Children of Kibera Foundation, Kenya
Student Sponsorship Programme, South Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation, London
Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria
BET, USA
Poverty Cure, Acton Institute, USA
African Leadership Network, South Africa
Sahara Reporters, USA
The White House, USA

MUSIC
“Feel Good”
performed by
Lira
under license from Columbia
licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Pty) Ltd

“Phakade”
performed by Lira
under license from Columbia
licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Pty) Ltd

“Rise Again”
performed by Lira
under license from Columbia
licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Pty) Ltd

“Undisputed”
performed by M.I
licensed courtesy of Chocolate City Group

“Action Film”
performed by M.I
licensed courtesy of Chocolate City Group

“Enti Essout”
(”You are the Voice”)
performed by
Yasser Jradi, Badiaa Bouhrizi, Bendir Man, Nawel Ben Kraiem,
and Si Lemhaf and Armada Bizerta
[under creative commons license]

“I was wrong”
performed by Mikael Karlsson
licensed courtesy of Mikael Karlsson

LOCATION STAGING
South African Tourism
Sthu Zungu
Justin Barnette

LEGAL COUNSEL
White & Case
Adam Chernichaw
Stefan Mentzer

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Afua Osei

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