Wanuri Kahiu: Fun, fierce and fantastical African art
Wanuri Kahiu: Sjov, skarp og fantastisk afrikansk kunst
Wanuri Kahiu wants to curate, commission and create art that celebrates fun, fierce and frivolous Africa. Full bio
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she'd tell the craziest stories
de skøreste historier,
with her overactive imagination.
med sin hyperaktive forestillingsevne.
was that if you eat a lot of salt,
var, at hvis man spiste meget salt,
with science fiction,
science fiction og fantasihistorier,
my own science fiction and fantasy,
at det var anset som ikke-afrikansk.
was considered un-African.
hvad er afrikansk?
where only serious things happen.
hvor der kun sker seriøse ting.
someone will always ask,
spørger nogle altid,
reelle afrikanske problemer
ødelæggelser eller AIDS?"
that want to go to space
der gerne vil ud i rummet
dagsorden ikke er vigtigt:
agenda art isn't important;
der skriver om HIV og radikalisering
that write about HIV and radicalization
that comes out of the continent.
der kommer fra kontinentet.
er fortsat i gang med at blive indset.
is still being realized.
on developmental aid.
for en dagsorden.
en forestilling af os selv så længe,
one image of ourselves for so long
hvordan man kreerer.
for en ny måde
for kunstens skyld.
der ikke er drevet af politik.
that is not policy-driven
dets potentielle porno-faldgrupper.
for its potential poverty porn pitfalls.
der ligner Bechdel-testen
that are similar to the Bechdel test,
i dette fiktionsværk sundt?
in this piece of fiction healthy?
and not in need of saving?
og uden behov for redning?
eller flere af de spørgsmål,
to two or more of these questions,
images of Africans who were vibrant
om afrikanere, der var dynamiske
we're worthy of more happiness?
var værdige til mere lykke?
through our shared joy?
gennem vores delte glæde?
når jeg skaber.
that give me immeasurable joy,
der giver mig umålelig glæde,
jeg skriver historier
der risikerer alt for at redde planter
everything to save plants
in this current splintered world
i denne nuværende splintrede verden,
in creating, curating and commissioning
i at kreere, kuratere og idriftsætte
for a different view of the world,
fierce and frivolous art
skarp og useriøs kunst
than you can imagine.
end I kan forestille jer.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERWanuri Kahiu - Filmmaker, writer
Wanuri Kahiu wants to curate, commission and create art that celebrates fun, fierce and frivolous Africa.
Why you should listen
Born in Nairobi, TED Fellow Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African filmmakers. Her films have received international acclaim and have been screened in more than 100 film festivals around the world. To date, Kahiu has written and directed six films and is working on her second feature length film.
Kahiu's first feature film, From a Whisper, based on the real events surrounding the 1998 twin bombings of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, won Best Narrative Feature in 2010 at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles as well as five awards at the African Movie Academy Award, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.
In 2009 Wanuri produced TV documentary For Our Land about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai for MNET, a pan-African cable station. In 2010, her short science fiction Pumzi premiered at Sundance and went on to win best short film at Cannes and the silver at Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia. Pumzi also earned Kahiu the Citta di Venezia 2010 award in Venice, Italy. She is currently in post production on her second feature film, Rafiki, as well as a feature length documentary Ger about UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ger Duany.
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