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African Metropolis: Six Stories from Six African Cities

May 2014 will see the launch of African Metropolis at cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, tells urban tales about life in African metropolises. Screenings start on 9 May at The Bioscope in Johannesburg and on 30 May at Labia…
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Kuona Trust

Kenya Founded in 1995, Kuona Trust has been recognized for facilitating numerous amount of creative platforms in East Africa. About Kuona was established in 1995 and has been in the forefront of developing the visual art scene in Kenya in the last 17 years with at least 1,000 artists participating…
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Wanuri Kahiu

"What’s been really great is that the majority of the filmmakers coming from Kenya are women. So, that’s broken all those barriers of “What’s it like to be a woman [in the film industry]?” ’Cause my standard answer is that I’ve never been a man." - Wanuri Kahiu: 'In Kenya,…
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ART_C in Addis

“When you have a dream, there are no boundaries, you have to do everything to achieve it.” Moroccan/Isreali designer Artsi Ifrach attended Ethiopian Fashion Week 2013 where he collaborated with Ethiopian designers to showcase 20 years of African trade and fashion. In collaboration with photographer Laila Hida, and inspired by…
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Ng’endo Mukii, Animator & Filmmaker

"I do sometimes feel that there is an expectation that, as an African director, I must focus on certain social issues deemed as ‘African’, and that other content beyond this scope is seen as not ‘African enough’. I can understand why this pressure would exist, but I feel it limits our creativity and even…
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Michael Tsegaye, Photographer

"There is a certain expectation when you are called an African artist or an African photographer; it puts you in a kind of box. So for me I’m here, I’m in Ethiopia, I’m in Africa – but that doesn’t mean I do a certain kind of photography style. I can…
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