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Washington University Film & Media Archive

Hopes on the Horizon

This program chronicles the rise of pro-democracy movements in six African countries during the 1990s. From a township in South Africa that unites to provide quality education and women's rights activists in Morocco; to historians building a platform for dialogue in Rwanda and a human rights movement in Nigeria; to Benin's democratic transition from dictatorship and agricultural cooperatives that bring economic reform and land rights in Mozambique, the two-hour program documents the men and women who witnessed and participated in these tumultuous changes.

Premiere: February 16, 2001 PBS
Narrator: Derrick N. Ashong
Music: Tunde Jegede