CNBC Airs Landmark Production on Equatorial Guinea

May 2, 2011

MALABO, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Republic of Equatorial Guinea recently appeared in an EPIC Global Media documentary. Portrait of a Nation aired on CNBC. This piece shows an extraordinary view into “one of the world’s least known countries”. EPIC’s work tests negative and incorrect labels by showcasing positive narratives and growth from all over the world, with the end goal of “encouraging fresh dialogue and debate” in the only Spanish speaking country in Africa.

Portrait of a Nation can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/22568459

The 30 minute video portrays stories by ministers, healthcare providers, soccer players and pop stars. Equatorial Guinea will host the African Union Summit this summer in the capital of Malabo and co-host the African Cup of Nations Soccer match next year. EPIC’s piece does a great job at highlighting Equatorial Guinea’s developing infrastructure which offers its viewers an inside look of the country.

As part of the country’s effort to improve the international opinion of the country, the government has provided the funds to produce the Portrait of a Nation. The production has a positive message and highlights how Equatorial Guinea still faces challenges as any other developing nation.

“Our hope is that people will see images and hear perspectives that encourage them to take a real interest in the people of this country, and in the country’s future,” stated Producer James Brown.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country will host the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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