Produced, written and directed by BAFTA award winner Hugo Blick and produced by Abi Bach, Black Earth Rising follows the prosecution of international war crimes and the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa. The animation sequences depict events around the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath, imaginatively interpreting violent and tragic events – events where, as one character puts it, ‘words would fail’.
To create the opening titles, AKA director Kristian Andrews crafted a restrained and unblinking sequence using blended AFX and CG elements to pull us into place. Backed by Leonard Cohen’s enthralling 'You Want It Darker', the resulting sequence is as hypnotic as it is compelling.
BLACK EARTH RISING will air on BBC Two in the UK and on Netflix worldwide in 2018.
Client: The Forgiving Earth Limited
Executive Producer: Greg Brenman
Producer, Writer & Director: Hugo Blick
Producer: Abi Bach
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Main Titles Direction: Kristian Andrews