Migration documentary project looks for young African filmmakers


There’s little consensus on migration in Europe or North America, but there’s agreement in Africa that the issue needs to be viewed through fresh eyes – and that’s the point of Generation Africa, a documentary project seeking filmmakers to tell the story.

STEPS (Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects) is a South Africa-based nonprofit that invites young African filmmakers in particular to create a different narrative about migrants.

As the ‘crisis’ grows, people see negative images and portrayals of Africans, the organization said. Many facts go untold, such as the fact that migration within Africa is higher than from the continent, or that Uganda hosts the third-highest number of refugees in the world. People also don’t see the potential of Africa’s youth and the …

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