Culture Spotlight Featuring Madu Dube (South Africa Edition)
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
Madu Dube is a filmmaker from Johannesburg, South Africa. Her journey in content creation began with her interest
in documenting youth culture and the experiences of the millennial generation. Her first project Birth of a Nation, Children of
Azania - has traveled all over the world, showing in different countries in Africa, the UK, Europe, and North America. Her latest work of art explores the psyche of the African Mellinnail with its daring topic of black consciousness.
Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival South Africa? My experience with the Hip Hop Film festival South Africa was epic, to say the least. Ms. Cr Capers really came through for us and made it work, despite the challenging circumstances. I am really grateful for all her efforts, it was dope.
Why are stories from the culture important? Stories from the culture are important because they are reflecting the times that we are living in, and thus, helping us to have a better understanding of ourselves. Also, they are archiving history for future generations to be able to look back and make sense of whatever circumstances they find themselves in.
What projects are you working on now? One of my projects - Conversations with Millennials is actually a four-part docuseries, so I am currently in post-production, finishing off the rest of the episodes.
Why do you think the Harlem film house and Hip Hop Film Festival South Africa is important? I think that they are important because they are bridging the gap between content creators in South Africa and the States. Thus, beginning some sort of revolution, within the African community worldwide.