- Sep 14 2023Cultural appropriation is a discussion for experts not lay people. While that might sound snobbish remember it is an academic term used by people with a deep understanding of economics and culture. Today it is tossed around like an old coin and as such has become diluted, mocked, woke and trivialized.
- Aug 30 2022
The vulgarly contradictory nature of South Africa where their public speak of Pan-Africanism and rainbows does not match their internal policies and attitudes stymies their development. No postal system, xenophobic anti-African immigration, poor human resource management, and poor education halt any hopes of true development. Development is just political rhetoric for token gestures as a patina on failure.
- Aug 18 2021
Traditional art forms are being destroyed today at an alarming rate, and we say this against the historical backdrop of culture is always changing, and like the Earth, things are created and things are destroyed. That is the natural process of things. The CD destroyed the record and the Mp3 destroyed the CD. In every instance, we lost something but also arguably gained something (but is that the case today, are we gaining something?)
Social media has altered our world. And sometimes that has not always been for the best. In 2005 when we made 500 Years Later things were actually better for us without social media. Now, everyone with 2 cents is in the same space as people with 2 million. So the entry-level for us in film was to own some serious equipment and produce serious quality content. That high bar in itself separated out who is who. If you did not have this equipment the notion of making content did not exist even as a dream. Now today people can
- Jul 24 2021Categories: Business of Fashion
What we see a lot of in Africa is ego dominating ability. Someone is quick to apply grand titles to their name like Dr, scholar, filmmaker, web developer, director of photography yet not have those skills in a professional capacity. But how do those skills match up in the global world is another issue.
- Jun 19 2021
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- Jun 08 2021
Modernity is a technological state and has zero ethical or cultural considerations in its construction. And modernity has nothing to do with degrees of civilization, in the humane usage of the term. Africa can be African and modern with zero compromise to the state of being African and the state of being modern.
- Jun 02 2021
We are not in competition with our neighbors in Africa, we are in competition with the entire world. We are all born ignorant but something happens along the way for some of us to escape that ignorance. What others have done, we all can do.
- Jun 02 2021
Don't be fooled, every single business on this planet is political. Very political. When #BDS calls out companies like HP for profiting from apartheid in Israel or artist who makes money off of the system we see how political the world is. During the peak of