Grab a blanket and join us for a free outdoor screening of the Afripedia documentary series. In Afripedia, Stocktown Films presents an interlinked visual mixtape of today’s most interesting emerging visual artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, musicians, photographers and cultural activists from Africa’s biggest metropolises.
Produced in collaboration with the African Film Festival and Asho Productions. Special performance by The Cimarron Project. Music by DJ Asho
6:00pm DJ Asho
7:00pm The Cimarrón Project
8:00pm Screening of Afripedia
Location: Joyce Kilmer Park, Grand Concourse between E 161st St and E 164th St
Rain Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Education and Community Engagement Programs are generously supported by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Arcus Foundation, and May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation. Public Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Senior Programs are generously supported by The Malka Fund and City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson.
Please note that although there are multiple languages spoken in Afripedia – the viewer gets to see such a visual feast, that the language spoken is almost secondary
Teddy Goitum, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe
Kenya/Angola/Senegal/Ghana/South Africa/Sweden, 2015, 140min.
(28min x 5 episodes)
English, French and Portuguese with English subtitles
Afripedia is a five-part short documentary series produced by the Swedish collective Stocktown. Shot in Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Senegal, and South Africa, each of the five episodes focus on a different group of artists and creators in their respective countries.
Stocktown Films presents an interlinked visual mixtape of today’s most interesting emerging visual artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, musicians, photographers and cultural activists from Africa’s biggest metropolises. Compelling, intimate stories told by African visionary artists who are pushing the boundaries of creative self-expression. Welcome to creativity, welcome to Afripedia.com.
Through the stories of its key talents, Afripedia, Kenya takes an intimate look at Nairobi’s urban culture scene and its leading personalities and stars. Meet 3D-artist, Andrew Kaggia, creator of a 3D-animated political short film, taking you to his futuristic vision of Nairobi and proving that disability is never inability. Afro-futuristic pop band and DIY-enthusiasts, Just a Band redefine music videos, while visual artist, Cyrus introduces us to his remarkable collection of “Boobs,” created solely with found materials.
In Afripedia, Senegal, we meet fashion designer Selly Raby Kane, who sculpts the digital image of a future alien city in an old railway station. Photographer Omar Victor Diop playfully reimagines Hollywood’s most iconic images with a Senegalese twist, while dancer Khoudia Roodia is organizing and building for a future where Africa dominates street dance. Beatmaker Fanny from the Ivory Coast is defying society’s boundaries to create a future for female artists and organizers.
The whispers among those in the know are saying that Accra is the next big hotspot for African cultural production and Afripedia, Ghana suggests they’re not wrong. Meet outspoken and androgynous music star Wiyaala, as well as exciting trick-bikers whose BMX skills and flamboyant style have taken neighborhoods by storm. Visual artist Afrogallonism puts on extraordinary outdoor performances to highlight environmental issues. Welcome to Creativity!