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PANEL DISCUSSION: Ancient Visions of the Future

With Kantarama Gahigiri, Maisha Maene and Fradique, moderated by Adyam Tesfamariam

The Ancient Visions of the Future panel discussion is an invitation to deepen our understanding of Afrofuturism and visions from the African Continent and its Diaspora and the power that lies within those. Further we will have a critical conversation and multidimensional perspectives with the program curators and other filmmakers. (AT)

Fradique is an Angolan filmmaker known for "Air Conditioner" (2020). He is a Science New Wave and Film Independent member, curates the Africa Film Festival Cologne and recently joined the Berlinale Panorama Advisory Committee.

Kantarama Gahigiri is an artist and filmmaker from Rwanda. Alumna of Realness Residency, La Fabrique, and Vienna’s Q21, she journeys in an exploration of identity, sovereignty and on-screen representation.

Maisha Maene is a Congolese screenwriter and director based in Goma, DR Congo. As an artist, he works on issues of human rights and the environment. In addition to various collaborative projects, Maisha has written and directed five short films.

Adyam Tesfamariam is a DJ, Empowerment & Diversity Trainer & Afrofuturism expert. She has been researching and facilitating workshops & talks around Afrofuturism since 2018, bringing together her passion for writing & the weaves of past present and future of black/african identities.