Tutu's Children which will be shown on Al Jazeera later in 2012, will consists of 3 hourlong episodes with camera crews following the participants of the 2012 Tutu Fellowship programme. The Fellowship programme and the documentary focuses on leadership in Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu also appears in the early footage which Al Jazeera showed to the audience in a sizzle reel at the industry presentation.
"The title is not quite right but the documentary is going to be beautiful and Tutu's Children is a brilliant example of what Al Jazeera is doing and showing and what viewers would not expect from a news channel," said Jon Blair, Al Jazeera English commissioning editor. "Tutu's Children is about characters, leadership and 23 people from Africa in Cape Town learning about leadership," he said.
Since Al Jazeera's documentary strand Witness has done 4 documentaries from South Africa this year already, Dominique Young, Al Jazeera English commissioning editor, said that viewers won't be seeing much more of South Africa or specifically Cape Town on Witness during the rest of the year.
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