As a person, vulnerability is not my strong suit. I hate to be vulnerable, to be in a position where I can’t control the outcome of my decision and action. Vulnerability makes me desperate, confused and unconfident. I am a self-taught filmmaker, making do with what is available and always making sure I give nothing … More Art is Vulnerability
Our Holocaust The cruelty and the horrors of the middle passage can never be told in all its gruesome detail. It is enough to recall that the ships were trailed. I have a few questions. Have our memories gone dead? Or have they gone to sleep? Heaven forbid, but if the answer is yes. When … More Our Holocaust
The continent of Africa is so rich in culture and tradition. When it comes to music, the history of creating sound using what we had runs deep. Musical instruments carved using our hands are what elders and those before us used to create the music the people of Africa danced to. If we were to … More Traditional Music is Dying
For me the best part about religion is the folklore. God is a storyteller. The biblical account of the creation of the world is storytelling at its best. God says I want to do something physical. The first knowledge of God is light. God must have been the first filmmaker; the first thing He was … More God Is A Storyteller Too
“You are too young to understand what slavery and colonization has done to us, but when you grow up, I pray you do.” As a young boy growing up, I remember learning about the slave trade and colonization in school. And I remember one day in history class, my teacher, who we all affectionately called … More Forgive Me For Being African
First off, I have to say everything I have learnt has been through making mistakes and learning from them. Well, not quite, some I was blessed to learn from amazing filmmakers. As a budding director, I have learnt the importance of the role of the Director. Most often when I talk to young directors, especially … More 2 Important Things In Directing
One very important habit young film makers should learn is to ask questions. Our African society generally does not encourage the habit of questioning. It is considered disrespectful to ask questions, even when it is crucial to your understanding of issues. As a filmmaker, do you question your film? Do you ask the ESSENTIAL … More Unique Voice – Who Are You As A Filmmaker?