New from ATO: Africa Special

New from ATO: Africa Special


The Boy Who Flies

Following a dream, Canadian paraglider pilot Benjamin Jordan travels to Malawi to teach children the joys of kite flying. There he meets Godfrey, a young man who has always dreamt of flying.
The odd pair tour the country on bikes, building kites with youth while motivating them to follow their dreams, no matter the challenge. They are destined for Malawi’s highest peak, where after weeks of ground training, the two will attempt to fly down and make Godfrey the first Malawian paraglider pilot. Observing himself through the eyes of the Malawians, Jordan must come to grips with truths about who he is as a westerner while; Godfrey is required to reach deeper into his faith than ever before as he prepares to leap off a mountain and trust that the paraglider he’s been carrying–will carry him in return.

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Brilliant Ideas: Nicholas Hlobo

Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV has covered the globe to talk with these artists in their studios and exhibition points. Through intimate conversations we reveal their Brilliant Ideas.

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Kandote

TKANDOTE (KAHN-doh-tey) chronicles the journey of Africa’s first national men’s lacrosse team, Team Uganda, as they work towards achieving their goal of competing in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships.

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The Athlete

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefoot Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became an olympic legend. A hero in his own country and the continent, Bikila was the first African to win a gold medal and, four years later in Tokyo, the first person in history to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the marathon. This soldier and quiet son of a shepherd is considered by many to be the greatest long-distance runner in history.

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African Fusion

This documentary tells the story of a rock odyssey that Alex and Hazel embark upon across the incredible crags of Namibia and South Africa, and the amazing cultures and natural wonders they discover along the way.
In recent news, Alex appeared on Jimmy Kimmel talking about his free solo climb of the El Capitan rock face, his process when getting ready to do a big climb and his National Geographic documentary.

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The Jolly Boys

The Jolly Boys follows the reality of this strangely mixed bunch of characters that cross over 50 years of musicianship as they come together to travel the world and perform across for major celebrities across multiple continents.  The elder members of the band are from the sleepy seaside town of Port Antonio, Jamaica, stoically travelling in first world luxury jets peppering the air with raw Jamaican euphemisms. The younger recruits, however, are intensely embedded within their contemporary technological handheld devices, tweeting and blogging.

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When Elephants Fight

The Jolly Boys follows the reality of this strangely mixed bunch of characters that cross over 50 years of musicianship as they come together to travel the world and perform across for major celebrities across multiple continents. The elder members of the band are from the sleepy seaside town of Port Antonio, Jamaica, stoically travelling in first world luxury jets peppering the air with raw Jamaican euphemisms. The younger recruits, however, are intensely embedded within their contemporary technological handheld devices, tweeting and blogging.

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