The movie An African Revolution using crowd-funding to reach completion


A film named Une Révolution Africaine (An African Revolution in French, 90 mns in HD) directed by Samir Benchikh is almost completed thanks to crowdfunding site ‘’.

The documentary An African Revolution tells the story of four people fighting for an active civil society to exist in Africa. The film is directed by Samir Benchikh and produced by Docker Films.

Samir Benchikh and his crew went to put their cameras in the heart of Africa, across Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea... For 6 months, they followed the battle of four remarkable Africans invested for the emergence of a new Africa, an Africa at peace with itself and its people.

Heading the film’s cast is singer Tiken Jah Fakoly accompanied by the film crew over the promotion of his latest album African Revolution. Committed artist and world famous, he is fighting to "raise awareness" as his songs speak of hope. His message is about people whose daily lives has for too long been heckled by oppression, dictatorship, colonialism or poverty. It is a hope carried beyond Africa's borders.

An African Revolution is also the journey of Michael, Rosine and Diabson. All three live in Abidjan and share the same beliefs. Every day they fight for their cause. Between doubts and difficulties, these three characters do not however intend to give up. They want to follow through on their dreams, dreams that may become reality through hard work and determination ...

The production of the documentary largely depends on the public. Indeed, to complete the film properly –editing, pay for film rights, produce final copies, marketing- and ensure its dissemination, the project needs co-producers.

The principle is simple: Simply go to (a crowd funding site supported by CNC) and pay a lump sum of money ranging from 10 to 300 euros. In return the donor receives a gift which ranges from private screening invitation, personalized poster with the name and surname of the co-producer, to a DVD, etc… For now, the participation rate is (latest update) 85% or 12 768 euros. And there are only 2 days left for the team to meet the 15,000 euros needed to complete the film. A great adventure whose future is now in the public’s hands...

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