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A Pan-African Mission

(A Pan-African Mission)

Liberian social workers are seeking funding from rich American church patrons, but instead of money they find an alliance with a poor activist church in Detroit that claims Jesus came from Africa.

The documentary represents a bridge between Africa and America, between the slave-owning past and the capitalist present, between poverty and wealth. All these contradictions converge in the figure of Anthony Kojo Darden, an African American businessman whose plan is to build a new, independent Liberia. Kojo first comes to Liberia as a missionary worker under the wing of the radical Detroit-based church known as the Shrine of the Black Madonna. But he soon discovers that money isn't everything: despite his lofty visions, he is unable to meet the needs of the locals, who are represented by Preston Papa Jackson, an ambitious social worker who grew up on the streets of Liberia's capital.

Evald, Národní 28, Praha 1


Kino Pilotů – Cinema Hall A, Donská 168/189, Praha 10

Mats Hjelm, Director
Julie Kárová, Moderator
TitleA Pan-African Mission
Original TitleA Pan-African Mission
Original LanguageEnglish
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraInternational premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2022
Country of OriginSweden, Liberia, USA
Length92 min.
Tags Politics, Missuse of Power, Africa
Director Mats Hjelm

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