Visiting Africa for the first time as an African-American has been considered an experience of a lifetime. To see and experience the beauty and essence that is the motherland can be life changing for most.
In an all-new documentary Through Our Eyes: South Africa produced by Jonathan LeSane, seven different NFL athletes are followed as they visit Africa for the very first time.
The astonishing cast includes 2016 Super Bowl Champions Omar Bolden and Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos, PJ Williams (New Orleans Saints), Mike Adams (Carolina Panthers), William Gay (Pittsburgh Steelers), Duke Ihenacho (NY Giants) and Tony Carter (Denver Broncos).
“Our goal was to create something positive and entertaining while also educating people of color on the importance of travel. We really think it will connect well with millennials, sports fans, travel lovers and multicultural audiences. This is also a chance for viewers to see athletes up close and personal, experiencing a variety things like a wildlife safari, shark diving and giving back at an orphanage.” – Jonathan LeSane
This documentary celebrates travel by people of color, showing the true beauty of Africa and not what we see on the infomercials. The crew enjoyed a Wildlife Safari at Kruger National Park, explored shark diving in Gansbaai, toured Table Mountain, and visited Silikamva High School and the Abaphumeleli Home of Safety, an orphanage in Cape Town.
“There has always been a stereotype that people of color don’t travel…But it wasn’t that people of color weren’t traveling, it was that mass media wasn’t documenting it.” – Evita Robinson (Nomadness Travel Tribe)