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DW Akdemie | Moving pictures, changing perspectives
DW MA-Bild Natascha Schwanke

"We believe in film as a driver for development, not only for the economy but for society as a whole. We want to promote authentic African stories that invite us to change perspectives and to think outside the box. The African creative sector plays a crucial role in promoting freedom of expression on the continent."

Natascha Schwanke, Director of Media Development, DW Akademie

Generation Africa
Berlinale 2022

Trailer: "No Simple Way Home" by Akuol de Mabior (DW News Africa – 11 February 2022)

The civil war has left its scars and peace is still fragile. Within this context, Akuol de Mabior accompanies her mother Rebecca Nyandeng, widow of revolutionary leader and national hero late John Garang, as she becomes vice president of South Sudan. The film is not only an intimate portrait of the "mother of the nation", but creates access to the past, the present and the future of the country.

Film and development

With the support of filmmakers in emerging film markets, DW Akademie and its partners are actively contributing to social change, freedom of expression and the economic empowerment of local storytellers.

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