I have always had a life-long fascination for Africa and have travelled the continent widely. It’s beautiful, but it’s always the people who keep me coming back.
I’m magnetically drawn to the new mega-cities and their inhabitants and as an art-historian, especially the contemporary urban artists. These are cutting-edge individuals who dare to be different, to risk their own safety to speak their truth. Knowing them inspires me to live a bigger, bolder, more generous life.
By sharing the stories of these pioneering artists I want to create a greater awareness about contemporary African artists in their vibrant cities.
Making films is all about telling stories; that’s what I like so much about it. Because people are always interested in a good story. The challenge that inspires me is to discover these stories and share them through film.
For Urban Africans, I’ll plunge into the lives and work of passionate artists throughout the African continent and bring their stories to life. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Special thanks to:
Philippa Collin for editing our texts & Michiel van Deursen for all his support.