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5 o'clock creativity is an internationally active film production collective, founded in 2014 by African Studies student Yann Labry. It produces promotional and informational videos as well as short and feature films.
With the support of the Institute for African Studies, 5 o'clock creativity co-produced the feature film Maisha, Maisha Tu. The project was conceived during a five month internship at the film production company Game 1st Quality Tz LTD in Dar Salaam (Tanzania) in 2015. As a result, 5 o'clock creativity established a close relationship with Game 1st Quality, the leading film production company in Tanzania, as well as many prominent Tanzanian actors. More projects are planned.
In addition, 5 o'clock creativity conducted two short film projects in cooperation with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in Cagliari (Sardegna, Italy). Furthermore, 5 o'clock creativity produced the informational clip Warum Afrikastudien an der Universität Leipzig studieren? The clip helps beginning students with their orientation at the Institute for African Studies at the University of Leipzig.
More projects are already in the works. Because film as a medium is a good way facilitate international exchange, 5 o'clock creativity will continue to engage in international and transnational productions.
Akwaba Afrika is a Leipzig based tourism company that has been founded by former students of the Institute for African Studies, David Heidler and Johannes Soeder, in 2014. The company specializes on sustainable and individual travel on the African continent and covers a broad range of destinations as well as travel themes.
The company stands out from other actors in tourism that are operating in Africa first and foremost by its sustainability approach, which it sees as a multi-dimensional process to be constantly improved. The company is constantly working to create a sustainable and respectful tourism fostering a responsible interaction with natural and cultural resources as well as aiming to strengthen local economies and reduce social inequalities.
The company focusses on private tours instead of group package tours, therefore offering people interested in Africa tailor-made travel solutions that enable tourists to experience intense and unique encounters in a way that regular package tourism can not provide. To give as many people as possible an insight into the diverse beauty of the African continent and by doing that to promote cultural understanding and reduce prejudices is one of the main motivations of Akwaba Afrika.