On August 2020 it was officially announced that the project African Space Makers has been selected to the Venice VR Expanded Competition, at the 77th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica 2020.
This is the first 360 interactive mockumentary ever made in Africa and the first time that a Kenyan virtual reality film has been selected at the Venice festival, an historical moment for African creativity.
This journey starts in Nairobi and tells the story of five amazing urban collectives, Maasai Mbili, Brush Tu, Keroche, and the graffiti artists of the Railway’s Station Museum, Jessy and the skaters of Sunken Park, EA-WAVE and the Jaba Juicers. In the words of the director, it is about space makers and their Afro-Punk ethos “do it yourself”, create your own space, support creativity, and work out your own way!
African Space Makers is a project funded by Culture at Work Africa within the 1st call for proposals, led by Cultural Video Production (The Bus) in collaboration with Black Rhino VR.