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Visions of Africa’s future, from African filmmakers

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By expanding boundaries, exploring possibilities and conveying truth, films have helped change Africa's reality (even before "Black Panther"). Dayo Ogunyemi invites us to imagine Africa's future through the lens of inspiring filmmakers from across the continent, showing us how they can inspire Africa to make a hundred-year leap.

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30 Comments on Visions of Africa’s future, from African filmmakers

  1. Ali Mohamad // 15th May 2018 at 10:03 pm // Reply


  2. Susan Robertson // 15th May 2018 at 10:04 pm // Reply

    Nice clear voice! Hope he helps his people!

  3. Why build roads in Africa? Dream big! Soon every African will fly a personal quadcopter, and there will be no need for roads.

  4. badman13ify // 15th May 2018 at 10:14 pm // Reply

    Where are technological advancments?

  5. Click3tyClick // 15th May 2018 at 10:14 pm // Reply

    Thanks TED Africa, we hadn’t had a video about Africa in a couple of days, I was starting to feel kinda nervous.

  6. This is America

  7. Иван Кучеренко // 15th May 2018 at 10:15 pm // Reply

    wakanda-idea, but in fact from africa and other places on earth, resources are pumped out and destroyed for the sake of negligible purposes

  8. Everyone in Wakanda knows kung-fu

  9. Let’s stand and applaud for this brother. Africa needs more of you. I want Trevor to present his own ideas on the TED show as well.

  10. Potential sure, but not with the current corruption and politics

  11. نايك أمك // 15th May 2018 at 10:32 pm // Reply

    The future of Africa should be real starting from the production lines and the from having full control of the raw materials that the others control right now

  12. If you want a better reality instead of a better fiction, try STEM, not film. If you think Africans already live a good life, unlike what’s portrayed by the Western media, then you should care less about what others think. (Just don’t let the West know so the aid will keep coming.)

  13. As Above So Below // 15th May 2018 at 10:44 pm // Reply

    That’s great and all but africa still receives many billions in aid every year so that they don’t starve to death and devolve into civil war, cannibalism and slavery.

  14. Do he No De WAY?


  16. Leander Tsatas // 15th May 2018 at 11:11 pm // Reply

    They will make Ted Africa i’m sure. So many talks about Africa. As long as they are ideas worth sharing i guess

  17. Instead of all the feel-good smoke screen and fantasies, do it and show everyone. The Western world is centuries ahead and you’re only playing catch up.

  18. MrHusker1996 // 15th May 2018 at 11:23 pm // Reply

    Ugandan Bruce Lee, we call him – Bruce U!

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