Blacks Without Borders

Director: Stafford U. Bailey
Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Running Time: 70 min.
Language: English

From filmmaker Stafford U. Bailey, who directed such critically acclaimed documentaries as A Laugh, A Tear; The Other Side of Victory; and The Black Road to Hollywood, comes Blacks Without Borders – an emotional story about hardship, sacrifice and great rewards. This film plunges into the lives of a group of African Americans who have come to South Africa to find the American dream. These ex-pats have discovered that America is not the only land of opportunity. The boundaries that many of them faced in the United States don’t exist in South Africa. Everyone knows about the deplorable conditions in parts of Africa, but this film captures the wonderful lifestyle South Africa†has to offer. We follow these modern day globetrotters all over the country and tour their amazing homes. From an 11,000 sq ft. house that overlooks the†Indian Ocean†to a 35,000 sq ft. mansion that sits on 700 acres.

About the Director

Stafford U. Bailey

Biography: Director, producer and editor Stafford U. Bailey is the founder and president of 20 Four 7 Productions and the writer, producer and director of Blacks without Borders: Chasing the American Dream in South Africa. Stafford has over 2 decades of experience in production, beginning in 1980 as a producer for Baltimore’s WJZ, the city’s ABC affiliate. While at WJZ he created and developed the popular series City Line and worked on several projects with Oprah Winfrey. He also produced a series of highly successful PSA’s and was creatively involved with two extremely successful commercial campaigns entitled: This Moment in Black History and This Moment in Sports History.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Blacks without Borders: Chasing the American Dream in South Africa (2009).

HBO First Look – Head of State (2003);
Blacks without Borders: Chasing the American Dream in South Africa (2008);
Black Chrome (2011);
Hurricane Biker Girls (2011).