Africa Dreaming is a landmark in African television - a series drawing together for the first time broadcasters, television producers, film directors and writers from across the continent. Africa Dreaming was designed to give Africans a rare opportunity to speak directly to each other in their own words and images. It is also the first continent-wide media project in which South Africa played a leading role. Africa Dreaming may be a harbinger of what South Africa's advanced telecommunications infrastructure can contribute to the long-term goal of creating a regional film and television industry.
Series Executive Producer Jeremy Nathan (In a Time of Violence) called for script proposals for 26-minute dramatic shorts on the broad theme of love in Africa. Six programs were selected and produced - from South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Senegal and Tunisia; four are included on this cassette.
"Captivating and highly effective,...There is a mystical yearning in each film and the landscapes are more characters than locations... One of the most provocative offerings of this year's festival." - Philadelphia Inquirer "Africa Dreaming represents the talents of a fresh generation of African filmmakers. A unique intracontinental collaboration, each segment transcends geographical boundaries and delivers an engrossing story with universal appeal" - Tony Gittens, DC International Film Festival