AFRIPEDIA - SÜDAFRIKA
FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
Welcome to the new, creative Africa! The documentary series AFRIPEDIA dispels common clichéd ideas of Africa and depicts the continent`s avant-garde side in five episodes. Artists from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Angola, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa present photography, fashion, design or music from an innovative perspective. Heavy metal in South Africa, transsexuality in Angola, trendy fashion in Senegal and feminist projects in Ghana - AFRIPEDIA shows us Africa`s arts scene in a refreshingly different light. The film offers insights into the dreams and future plans of young people in a rapidly changing continent.
Initiated by the Swedish production company Stocktown Films, AFRIPEDIA is a community project made up of writers, filmmakers and artists. These include Teddy Goitom, who has lived and worked in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sweden among other places, and who produced the series with the motto "Welcome to creativity! Welcome to AFRIPEDIA!"
Video-On-Demand (Online): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/afripedia2
AFRIPEDIA SOUTH AFRICA Direction: Teddy Goitom, Senay Berhe, Benjamin Taft, digital, OF m. dt. UT, 27 min.
Teddy Goitom has Ethiopian and Eritrean roots and grew up in Sweden. He has won prizes as a producer and director, and has two decades of experience as a social activist. In 1998, he founded Stocktown, a cultural platform to broadcast creative voices outside the mainstream arena. Stocktown produces art exhibits, film festivals, music documentaries and online streams. In 2011, Teddy Goitom created a video magazine (www.stocktown.com), where he is editor-in-chief and which now has over two million followers worldwide.
Goitom’s most recent production, AFRIPEDIA, is a five-part documentary series about the generation of rising African creative talents that are challenging all preconceptions and stereotypes about Africa.