National Geographic filmmaker speaks at Mesa Arts Center

March 21, 2012

Documentary filmmaker Michael Davie speaks about dispelling the stereotypes surrounding Africa as part of the National Geographic speaker series at the Mesa Arts Center.

Davie started his career as a documentary producer and director when he quit his broadcast job in Australia and planned a hitchhiking trip from Cape Town to Cairo with his digital camcorder. The documentary series, Afrika! Cape Town to Cairo, got the attention of National Geographic and earned him a job making films for them. Since then Davie has worked on documentaries that show the spectrum of the human experience. Davie says stories of triumph in Africa rarely get told that he’s made it his priority to share them.