Our Africa

Project information

Talent Alexander Markov
Role of participant 2
Director Alexander Markov
Producer Heleen Gerritsen, Sahand Zamani
Screenwriter Alexander Markov
Status production

Production details

Running time 75 min
Genre Documentary (Creative)
Year of production 2015
Countries of Production Germany , Russian Federation
Production Companies
Serious Directions GmbH
Ukulele Film
Website http://wordpress.serious-directions.com/en/our-africa/


The Soviet filmmakers created a socialism in Africa on celluloid.

still / picture for Our Africa


1955. The USSR starts humanitarian aid programs based on Marxist ideology in several newly independent African countries. For more than 35 years the Soviets expand their influence in Africa. Soviet filmmakers are sent along to document the glorious advance of socialism on the entire continent.
After the fall of the Soviet empire Russia lost political interest in Africa, but thousands of kilometers of footage shot on African soil remain. With the help of filmmakers from back then, OUR AFRICA will recreate the time of the “Great Utopia” and expose the mechanisms behind the creation of propaganda films.


editorVladimir Pivnev
CAMERAJura Gautzel


Name Thierry Detaille
Company Visible Film
E-mail https://www.facebook.com/VisibleFilm?fref=ts