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Nasha Africa

Our Africa

Project information

Talent Alexander Markov
Role of participant Director
Director Alexander Markov
Producer Alexander Markov, Alexey Telnov
Screenwriter Alexander Markov
Status finished

Production details

Running time 45 min
Genre Documentary (Creative)
Year of production 2018
Country of Production Russian Federation
Production Companies
St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Ukulele Film
Website https://ourafricafilm.com


The Soviet filmmakers created a socialism in Africa on celluloid.

still / picture for Nasha 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.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Visions Du Reel
New York African Film Festival


editorVladimir Pivnev
CAMERAJura Gautzel


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