Film producer, Anant Singh who is currently participating in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos also produced a short film that was played at the Forum’s Africa session last night.
The short film entitled, We Are Africa, was the highlight of the session with African Heads of State. The film focuses on Africa and the changing perceptions of the continent, its history and its future and was inspired by Kwame Nkrumah, Stephen Biko and Nelson Mandela. In attendance were South African president, Jacob Zuma, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, President John Mills of Ghana, Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan. The film was lauded by all in attendance. Kofi Anan expressed that the film made a huge impact on him.
During the session on Africa yesterday, the concern about former President Nelson Mandela was clear, with delegates enquiring about Mr Mandela’s health, President Zuma responded and assured delegates that there was nothing to worry about and reflected the comments of the medical experts.
The Forum has attracted a large number of delegates from emerging economies and the new economic giants with sizeable delegations from South Africa and other African countries, India and China as the Forum provides a platform for interactions with a cross section of global business and governments.
“Davos is the ideal place to interact with a cross section of the international business community, industrialists, political and creative participants” said Singh. “The response to our film was excellent especially the fact that it also incorporated the music of Youssou N’Dour. I am pleased with the confidence that international business has in South Africa. Spoke to some of the Wal-Mart executives who are delighted about their investment and our country.”
Singh has attended the World Economic Forum for the past 10 years and is now a member of the Davos circle. He was awarded the Forum’s prestige’s Crystal Award in 2001, for his work on socially relevant motion pictures and his commitment to South Africa.