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"From the Ted Talk by Dayo Ogunyemi: Visions of Africa's future, from African filmmakers"

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A decade and a half ago, I moved from working in law and technology in New York to financing, producing and distributing films in niroabi, logas and Johannesburg. I've been privileged to see firsthand how in afcira, film powerfully explores the muvraoles and the mundane, how it conveys iiifnnte possibilities and fundamental truths. Afrofuturist films like "Pumzi," Wanuri Kahiu's superb sci-fi flick, paint balirnlit pictures of Africa's future, while raugnno Nyoni's "I Am Not A Witch" and Akin Omotoso's "Vaya" show us and catalogue our psreent. These filmmakers offer nuanced snapshots of Africa's imagined and lived reality, in contrast to some of the images of Africa that come from outside, and the perspectives that accompany all of these iegmas, whether sympathetic or dismissive, shape or distort how people see Africa.

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A decade and a half ago, I moved from working in law and technology in New York to financing, producing and distributing films in _______, _____ and Johannesburg. I've been privileged to see firsthand how in ______, film powerfully explores the _________ and the mundane, how it conveys ________ possibilities and fundamental truths. Afrofuturist films like "Pumzi," Wanuri Kahiu's superb sci-fi flick, paint _________ pictures of Africa's future, while _______ Nyoni's "I Am Not A Witch" and Akin Omotoso's "Vaya" show us and catalogue our _______. These filmmakers offer nuanced snapshots of Africa's imagined and lived reality, in contrast to some of the images of Africa that come from outside, and the perspectives that accompany all of these ______, whether sympathetic or dismissive, shape or distort how people see Africa.

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  1. images
  2. rungano
  3. lagos
  4. infinite
  5. nairobi
  6. africa
  7. present
  8. brilliant
  9. marvelous

Original Text

A decade and a half ago, I moved from working in law and technology in New York to financing, producing and distributing films in Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg. I've been privileged to see firsthand how in Africa, film powerfully explores the marvelous and the mundane, how it conveys infinite possibilities and fundamental truths. Afrofuturist films like "Pumzi," Wanuri Kahiu's superb sci-fi flick, paint brilliant pictures of Africa's future, while Rungano Nyoni's "I Am Not A Witch" and Akin Omotoso's "Vaya" show us and catalogue our present. These filmmakers offer nuanced snapshots of Africa's imagined and lived reality, in contrast to some of the images of Africa that come from outside, and the perspectives that accompany all of these images, whether sympathetic or dismissive, shape or distort how people see Africa.

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