In the News: “Saving” Africa

With hashtag activism working to “raise awareness” of the plight of various groups in Africa (see The CIHA Blog’s coverage of #Kony2012 here and #BringBackOurGirls here, here, and here), Adam Taylor asks in The Washington Post, “The West is obsessed with ‘saving’ Africa. Is that the problem?” He describes a Kickstarter-funded film project, Framed, which “investigates the images and myths that cast a continent as a victim.” As of now, the project’s Kickstarter has been fully funded, and the film is in production.