In the past three years, there has been a cultural renaissance of some sort with African culture making its way into circles it was perhaps excluded from in the past. The arts in particular have embraced the new cool. It is no longer surprising to see Netflix acquire African movies or hear African musicians out across Europe and the Americas. In some form, a new African person is being born, one who understands their place in ensuring Africa is represented right and does the work of connecting the differing perspectives, an Afropolitan.
With Afropolitan: The Short Documentary, Samah Sadig and Tomi Idowu explore the concept of Afropolitanism and why it needs to be front and center of rewriting the narrative of Africa. Through the voices of nine subjects from countries Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan and Uganda, we better understand the roots of Afropolitanism and the role it is playing today in influencing the thinking of a generation.