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Filmmaker aims to explode Africa 'bombs and bullets' myth

Rev heads put their wheels to the test at the annual 'Rimz and Beatz' car and bike stunt show in Abuja.

Africa is poor, corrupt and rural. Right? Think again. A team of young documentary makers is hoping to burst the myth of Africa as a dangerous backwater by shining a light on some inspiring projects taking place on the continent.
When filmmaker Nosarieme Garrick hit the streets of New York to ask passersby: "What do you know about Africa?" the overwhelming response was "not a lot."
"It's very big, very hot. Most of Africa's impoverished. I'm pretty ignorant to Africa," admitted one man.
"I know about some human rights violations, some wars and genocides," was the bleak answer from another woman.
It was a dismal reflection of many Western stereotypes surrounding Africa -- one that Nosarieme is determined to change.

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