In Africa TV shows outnumber and outright lie (12/01)
US filmmakers stand accused of exploiting Africans with slippery offers while putting lives and the environment at risk. In fact, the latest project to choose an African location, CBS’ successful Survivor: Africa, is currently facing a lawsuit. Local communities in and around the Shaba Game Reserve in remote northeastern Kenya want $142,000 to compensate for disruptions during the show’s production. Meanwhile, in Mozambique the producers of Ali, the new film about the beloved boxer, have been charged with trying to cut costs at the expense of poor extras.