A kind of paradise

Andreas Johnsen, Denmark, 2011

60 min.DK/Documentary

"A country's cultural warriors are more important than its political warriors," says the world-famous Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. And it is Africa's cultural combatants, we are presented to in Andreas Johnsen's eighth film, 'A Kind of Paradise'. Besides Adichie we meet contemporary artists, poets and musicians of six very different African countries: Angola, South Africa, DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Nigeria, who each tell their personal stories. "A Kind of Paradise" takes us through a continent that, despite economic, religious and political strife has a creative energy and will to survive, which we rarely see in Europe. We become acquainted with Africa through its people's passions and strengths rather than the familiar media images of natural disasters, poverty and corruption. "A Kind of Paradise" is an entertaining, thoughtful, serious and humorous image of a contemporary, modern Africa - an Africa that most of us do not know.
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Original title A kind of paradise
Danish title A kind of paradise
Keywords Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, Art, Artists, Africa, African culture, 2010-2019, Cultural battle
Director Andreas Johnsen
Producer Andreas Johnsen
Director of Photography Andreas Johnsen
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Appearance Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Production country Denmark
Production company Rosforth
International sales
Danish festival release 04.11.2011, Teater Grob (DOX:CLUB), CPH:DOX 2011
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Production company Rosforth


Direction Andreas Johnsen


Producer Andreas Johnsen


Cinematography Andreas Johnsen


Editing Adam Nielsen


Sound designer Rasmus Winther Jensen


Appearance Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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