Our Role In Society
Afropolitan Explosiv’s work helps to achieve various goals, including:
Diplomacy through Cross-border Cultural Development, we work with international partners in order to grow linkages with similar work in the diaspora. Through the initiatives we share ideas and content with partners in Jamaica, United States, Brazil, India and Nigeria.
Promotion of Innovative and Creative Thinking, through high-level artistic performances: we host high-level performance interventions; where we experiment in form and in expression towards the development of decolonial artforms.
Stimulating debate, through the ‘Kasi Movie Showcase’: This is an initiative where we take film exhibitions to communities all over South Africa. The venues we use are unconventional. The idea is to use film to stimulate discussion. The discussions are then archived for further content generation.
Creation of people-driven living spaces and neighbourhoods.
Afropolitan Explosiv operates a Creative Hub, which is like a spiritual home for creative practitioners; it is a centre for excellence in film-editing, music composition, studio animation, orchestration and recording.
The Africa We Want
In terms of the aspirations of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, we contribute to number 5 and 7, namely:
o Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, values and ethics
o An Africa whose development is people driven, relying on the potential offered by people, especially its women and youth and caring for children
Providing exposure and further opportunities to new artists and entrepreneurs