Visual developer and film Director
Mogau Kekana (28), is a Visual developer and film Director from Hillbrow Johannesburg. His work can be described as both contemporary and afro centric as it is mostly inspired by the stories, cultures and aesthetics he grew up around in South Africa. His latest works are featured in the 1st African animated Netflix series "Super Team 4' as well as Disneys African animated anthology series "Kizazi Moto" generation fire. In 2023, he obtained a BAFTA WIN for his gobelins Student film "Thaba Ye"
Africa has a rich storytelling history and vibrant visual arts traditions to draw from in developing original anime and manga. This panel will explore how African artists and animators can leverage their cultural heritage and find global audiences hungry for fresh narratives. Our expert panelists will discuss building authentic African anime worlds, finding inspiration in folklore and spiritual traditions, using visual styles rooted in various African aesthetics, and pathways for exporting Africa-born anime to reach fans worldwide. Discover how the continent's creative talents are saying "Kizazi Moto!" (new generation) by spearheading an animation revolution.