ERITREA – “The Other Narrative” is a 25 minutes documentary brought to you by African Strategies an independent think thank organisation based in Asmara Eritrea.
The documentary is intended to show the facts on the ground, with footage and editing of high standard quality of TV Broadcast. It consists interview conduct with professionals across multi sectors on Eritrea’s national service program that have been serving the country and also with experts across various fields and sectors. It depicts the life of Eritrea’s youth in national service, how they view it and one to one interview that demonstrates nothing less than thought leadership.
Eritrea is currently one of the African country that has achieved all three health Millennium Development Goals as of end of 2013 with data that is validated and verified by United Nations Agencies.
In the documentary the efforts made for education, health, mining and other infrastructure projects, with its main focus on building a national human capacity and the youth in the national service program give an insight in the role they play in nation building.
These are untouched stories giving an account that is opposite to what the main stream media portrays Eritrea.
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” – Frantz Fanon