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Azania Rises

Azania Rises is a science fiction animated series set in the near future. Africa has united, all 54 countries merging to become a single entity, Azania, a beacon of hope, prosperity and innovation. But not everyone is happy about Azania's rapid ascension. Azania Rises explores the question, 'what would a fully realised Africa look like, and how can it be brought about?'

  • Farayi Chinyanga
  • Farisai Kavayi
  • Formation Animation
  • Lereko Mfono
  • Fatuma Abdhulla
  • Musekiwa Samuriwo
  • Farayi Chinyanga
  • Rutendo Kasiamhuru
    Key Cast
    "Nomala Kamwendo"
  • Dima Maputla
    Key Cast
    "Djimon Betu "
  • Wadzanai Mabuto
    Key Cast
    "Thoko Bopape "
  • Tebogo Makhopane
    Key Cast
    "Chinyere Famawo"
  • Leshun Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Tshimega Pietersen"
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital , 4k
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Director Biography - Farayi Chinyanga, Farisai Kavayi

Formation Animation was founded in 2017 by Dr Okai-Farayi Chinyanga in Johannesburg South Africa. The intention of the company was to create world-class animated content with a distinctly African flavor. The hope was to help redefine and expand the scope of ‘African’ animation, and in the process create content that is truly special.

Formation Animations flagship project – Azania Rises is a science fiction epic, set in the near future created by a collaboration of talented African artists who have pooled their skills and resources for this animated series. The team employed the iClone Ecosystem in their production with help from Character Creator 3 and Unreal Engine.

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Director Statement

Formation Animations flagship project – Azania Rises is an epic science fiction animation series set in the near future. Azania Rises asks the question ‘What would a fully realized African look like, and how would it come about?’ And then goes about answering this question in spectacular fashion.