Press Kit

Press Releases :
Please Note: Press Releases are in PDF format.

Press Release: Africa Open for Business Premiers
Press Release: European Tour - Africa Open for Business
Press Release: Cannes Film Festival
Press Release: World Economic Forum

More Download Items:

A Letter from Kofi Annan In PDF format.

Photo of Carol Pineau In jpg format.

Producer/Director's Biography In PDF format.

Director's Notes In PDF format.

Washington Post Outlook article In PDF format.

Articles and Media Appearances :

The Washington Post, “The Africa You Never See”, by Carol Pineau, April 17, 2005
(This article is available for reprinting. Please contact for information.)
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Martin Schram, syndicated column, Scripps Howard News Service
“A Rare Glimpse at a Hopeful Africa,” April 19, 2005.  
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CNN International, Inside Africa, March 19, 2005
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CNN Live Sunday, June 12, 2005 and July 3, 2005
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BBC World Talking Movies, July 26, 2005
“The news media, as well as the film industry, has often reinforced negative stereotypes of Africa. One journalist recently put together a modest documentary to show that Africa is much more than a land of strife and poverty, as Manoush Zomorodi reports.”

NPR Talk of the Nation, “Seeking Good News in Africa,” June 6, 2005
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NPR News and Notes with Ed Gordon, May 20, 2005
“Among the many films shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Africa: Open for Business stands out. The documentary profiles 10 businesses throughout Africa, ranging from a tiny cafe to a major flower exporter. Farai Chideya talks with the writer-director-producer, Carol Pineau.”
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Christian Science Monitor, “Africans Ask: Why Isn’t Anyone Telling the Good News?” May 26, 2005.
View Article, “Pan Africa (Interview): ‘Africa Open for Business’ – Stories that Deserve to be Reported,” Sept. 9, 2005
View Article, “Business Out of Africa,” April 13, 2005
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Corrier Internationale (France), “L’Afrique Qui Marche,” June 9, 2005

Corrier della Sera (Italy), “Musica Neocon: Lasciate Che l’Africa Si Arrangi,” July 4, 2005

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© Carol Pineau, 2006