This World -Born Too White BBC Documentary 2017 (Video)

Documentary uncovering the discrimination and persecution of people with albinism in Tanzania and Malawi in East Africa. NHS doctor Oscar Duke, who himself has albinism, embarks on a personal journey to discover what life is like for people who share his condition in these countries. In Tanzania, home to among the highest proportion of people…

Xenophobia: Voices from the camps (VIDEO)

          Nine-year-old Dolly, staying in a temporary camp, doesn’t understand xenophobia – but like hundreds of children, she bears the brunt all the same. In April, Dolly and her two siblings fled with their mother Gloria Makwakwa to the Chatsworth displacement camp in Durban along with hundreds of other foreign nationals,…

Virunga – Main Trailer – Netflix [HD]

From the forested depths of the African Congo, among the last of the mountain gorillas comes Virunga, an incredible true story of idealistic conservationists, armed militia, and the struggle to control Congo’s rich natural resources. A new Netflix Original Documentary, Virunga details the brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a…

Afriturist with Hector Peterssen

  “That I’m alive today proves the power of the photo and that the only viable and sustainable challenge to oppression is through art and beauty.Photography for me is not a hobby or a profession, it’s a toolI spend most of my life living in fantasy, dreaming of a better world.” Hector Peterssen, Photographer Hectors…

Idris Elba Releasing Mandela-Inspired Album Ft. James Blake, Mumford & Sons, Spoek Mathambo, DJ Spoko + More

British actor Idris Elba is gearing up to release a Mandela-inspired eleven-track album in November. mi Mandela, “a celebration of South African music inspired by Nelson Mandela,” its subheader reads, is a joint UK-South Africa project conceived while Elba was in Johannesburg filming Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Music, Elba explains, was part of his research for his role in…

#InstagrammingAfrica: The Narcissism of Global Voluntourism.” BY LAUREN KASCAK & SAYANTANI DASGUPTA

(Photo: Twin Design/Shutterstock) Voluntourism is ultimately about the fulfillment of the volunteers themselves, not necessarily what they bring to the communities they visit. • An article in The Onion mocks voluntourism, joking that a six-day visit to a rural African village can “completely change a woman’s Facebook profile picture.”  The article quotes “22-year-old Angela Fisher” who says: I…