Afripedia x New York

Director: Senay Berhe, Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Running Time: 12 min.
Language: English

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In the first in a series of short films set in the African diaspora, we meet Ethiopian/Eritrean Missla Libsekal, the founder of online publication Another Africa, as she embraces collaboration to counter the assumed perspectives of Africa and Africans. Senegalese/French photographer Delphine Diallo shares her passion and challenges in mindfully shifting her lens between Dakar and New York, while Somalian/Australian world champion Hula Hoop master Marawa continues to perfect her passion in the face of conventional expectations. Welcome to Afripedia, welcome to creativity.

Celebrate Black History Month– AFRIPEDIA Screening at The Schomburg

 

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Afripedia Screening & Discussion

Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037

Join us at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as we celebrate Black History Month with a screening of the Ghana and Senegal episodes from the Afripedia series. Directors Teddy Goitom and Senay Berhe will be present for a post-screening talkback.

Afripedia— a documentary series by Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft, and Senay Berhe — is dedicated to showcasing artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other creatives from Africa and its Diaspora. Spend an evening with AFF and the Schomburg Center as we co-present a screening of this engrossing visual guide to the cultural movements taking place in African metropolises and the young artists on the continent who are making Black History now!

This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Please click here to reserve your seats now. All attendees are advised to arrive early as registered seats will be released 15-30 minutes before the start of the program. Click here for more details on the Schomburg Center’s registration/admission policy.

AFRIPEDIA Series

Directors: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe
Countries: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden
Year: 2014
Running Time: 140 min.
Language: English, Portuguese, French and Wolof with English subtitles

Angola

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Angola welcomes us to the home of heavy electro music known as kuduro. Follow us across the pulsating city of Luanda, as we delve into the kuduro revolution and meet the people charting its course.

Ghana

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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.

Kenya

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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.

Senegal

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In Afripedia, Senegal, we meet fashion designer Selly Raby Kane. 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.

South Africa

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Twenty years after liberation, Afripedia, South Africa portrays a diverse new generation in which fashion designers, animators, cultural entrepreneurs, music producers and guerilla filmmakers redefine what it means to be young, talented and passionate in South Africa today.

Senay Berhe

Biography: Senay Berhe, born 1979 is a director based in Stockholm, Sweden. His award-winning work crosses adeptly between documentaries, commercials, music videos and shorts. He is constantly renewing himself and sees no boundaries in his work. He has travelled across the world with Stocktown Films, capturing the creative generation that are reshaping the image of Africa. The documentary and the project Afripedia launched in 2014 worldwide.

(Source: http://www.cphlab.dk/?filmmakers=senay-berhe-2)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Afripedia Series  [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2015, 2016 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe).
Afripedia New York (2016)

Filmography:
Afripedia Series  [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2014 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe).
Afripedia New York (2016)

Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe

Biography: Born in Jerusalem in 1973, raised in Sweden and with roots in East Africa, Teddy Goitom created the global network Stocktown in 1998. Since then Teddy has produced cutting edge and social engaged content for film, TV and digital media for Swedish Television, Utbildnings Radio and MTV. Together with his network, they produced the Stocktown TV music documentary series, which succesfully aired on TV in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Spain, Brazil and film festivals worldwide. He also was an active member of the CinemAfrica film jury, bringing African films to a Swedish audience. Teddy runs his own production company, Soeasy, working with both commercial and underground productions, operating worldwide, knowing no boundaries.

Biography: Born in Sweden in 1982, Benjamin Taft is a filmmaker, photographer, editor and motion designer based in Vancouver, Canada. Having joined forces with Teddy Goitom while at MTV, Benjamin travelled across the globe for clients such as H&M, Puma football, Canadian Olympic Committee, Grolsch Block Party, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni, Santa Maria, Marcus Samuelson, UR Swedish broadcasting, BKW & MTV Sweden. He co-directed the documentary Stocktown X: South Africa.

Biography: Senay Berhe, born 1979 is a director based in Stockholm, Sweden. His award-winning work crosses adeptly between documentaries, commercials, music videos and shorts. He is constantly renewing himself and sees no boundaries in his work. He has travelled across the world with Stocktown Films, capturing the creative generation that are reshaping the image of Africa. The documentary and the project Afripedia launched in 2014 worldwide.

(Sources:
http://www.creativeafricanetwork.com/person/9775/en
http://stocktown.com/africa/
http://www.cphlab.dk/?filmmakers=senay-berhe-2
– http://vimeo.com/taft)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Stocktown X: South Africa (2012 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft).
Afripedia Series  [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2015, 2016).

Filmography:
My Way (Date unknown – Benjamin Taft);
Marcus Samuelsson wedding in Ethiopia! (2009 – Teddy Goitom);
Burning Man Video Postcard (2010 – Benjamin Taft);
Stocktown X: South Africa (2011 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft)
Afripedia Series  [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2014).