ANF 2020 Summit Videos

Below please find videos of conversations and performances from the summit.

Opening Performance with Davina Gordon, violinist, and Lebohang Nova Masango,  poet.

Welcome Remarks with Patrick Gaspard, Open Society Foundations, and Graça Machel, Graça Machel Trust.

Conversation: The True Cost of a Detrimental Narrative.

Sithembile Mbete, University of Pretoria, and Gbenga Oyebode, Aluko & Oyebode in conversation with Patrick Gaspard, Open Society Foundations on why all sectors need to care about narratives and how artists and culture makers can help shift perceptions and understanding.


Performance: Being the heroes of our own stories

Storyteller and journalist Maimouna Jallow on reimagining folktales, combining heritage and modern experiences and how stories help us to see each other.


Conversation: Changing the narrative by telling the truth

Writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani in conversation with Uzodinma Iweala, The Africa Center, on what happens when we tell honest stories, the power in confronting the uncomfortable, and why these stories need to be told by those who truly understand them.


Presentation: On Decoloniality

Artist Phoebe Boswell on de-coloniality, telling black stories in white spaces, and how to try to begin to decolonize our own thinking about stories.


Conversation: Africa is a City

Photographer Mutua Matheka in conversation with writer Enuma Okoro on African architecture, architecture in Africa, and the power of African cities at night.


Conversation: None on Record

Journalist, filmmaker, and radio producer Selly Thiam in conversation with Arit Okpo, CNN International’s African Voices Changemakers,on creating documentaries that don’t fit into the mainstream and on telling LGBTQ stories in challenging contexts.


Conversation: The story behind the story

Journalist Khadija Patel, Mail & Guardian, in conversation with Moky Makura, #AfricaNoFilter,on the risks and reality of reporting in Africa today.


Performance with Lihle Msimang, comedian.


Conversation: on the structures and barriers of access

Documentary filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri, DOX BOX, and scholar and musicianFelwine Sarr on the implications of who owns our historical record and how it is accessed.


Conversation: Who gets to tell our stories?

Mamou Daffé, African Culture Fund, Rima Mismar, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, and Tokini Peterside, ART X Collective, in conversation with journalist Redi Tlhabi on the essential role of curators, institutions, andother powerbrokers in distributing and broadening the reach of African stories.


Conversation: The New New

Nicole Amarteifio, creator of An African City, and emoji artist O’Plérou Grebet in conversation with Ebele Okobi, Facebook, on how artists are connecting to new audiences through new platforms – and how influencers are a force of cultural change.


Conversation: Artists as a Force for Change

Comedian Samantha Kureya and writer Taiye Selasiin conversation withElizabeth Alexander, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on the essential role of artists in helping us see and achieve the future we want.


Closing Remarks with Darren Walker, Ford Foundation.