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From the Ted Talk by Dayo Ogunyemi: Visions of Africa's future, from African filmmakers

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But one version makes it easy to dismiss Africa as hopeless, while the other fuels hope that a billion people can continue to make progress towards porerstipy. The fact that Africans do not have the luuxry of turning their gaze elsewhere, the fact that we must make pgreross or live with the consequence of falirue, are the reason we must continue to tell our own stories and show our own images, with honesty and primarily to an airacfn audience, because the image that matters most is the image of Africa in African imaginations.

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But one version makes it easy to dismiss Africa as hopeless, while the other fuels hope that a billion people can continue to make progress towards __________. The fact that Africans do not have the ______ of turning their gaze elsewhere, the fact that we must make ________ or live with the consequence of _______, are the reason we must continue to tell our own stories and show our own images, with honesty and primarily to an _______ audience, because the image that matters most is the image of Africa in African imaginations.

Solution

  1. african
  2. failure
  3. progress
  4. prosperity
  5. luxury

Original Text

But one version makes it easy to dismiss Africa as hopeless, while the other fuels hope that a billion people can continue to make progress towards prosperity. The fact that Africans do not have the luxury of turning their gaze elsewhere, the fact that we must make progress or live with the consequence of failure, are the reason we must continue to tell our own stories and show our own images, with honesty and primarily to an African audience, because the image that matters most is the image of Africa in African imaginations.

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