Afripedia is a new five-part documentary series about the generation of rising African creative talents that are challenging all preconceptions and stereotypes. 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
HIGHLIGHTS FROM AFRIPEDIA SERIES INCLUDE: ×Titica, the tranSGENDER superstar singer taking Angola by storm ×Artist Afrogallonism using outdoor performances and dramatic personas to tackle environmental issues ×Ree-Burth, kings of the heavy metal scene in Soweto ×The visionary futuristic fashion of designer Selly Raby Kane ×The action-packed political satire of 3D animator Andrew Kaggia, who proves disability is never inability ×Photographer Omar Victor Diop who makes Afrocentric reimaginings of Hollywood icons ×BMX trick riding innovators Bikelordz ×Beatmaker Fanny Beats defying society’s boundaries to create a future for female artists and organizers ×Outspoken, self-made, androgynous singer Wiyaala.
DIRECTORS COMMENT“We want to bring forward voices and stories that weave together a challenging, unconventional and inspiring view ofAfrica. Beyond the stereotypical images of war, famine and sickness that we are fed on a daily basis”– Teddy Goitom, Stocktown Films