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  • Writer's pictureArmiel Chandler

Culture Spotlight Featuring Makere Thekiso (South Africa Edition)

Makere Thekiso is an African filmmaker born in Mpharane in Matatiele, South Africa. He has directed over 50 music videos, for tv shows, commercials. Makere Thekiso worked in over 13 countries on the continent for clients like DSTV, Standard Bank, Idols SA, M-net, etc. He loves telling African stories and being part of a generation that is changing the narrative.

Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival South Africa?

Unfortunately due to COVID in South Africa, I could not attend and I hope it was great.

Why are stories from the culture important? The film is another medium to tell our stories and I think it also lives on different platforms.

What projects are you working on now? I am working on a few tv shows, scripts for future projects, marketing my two short films Hearts And Time and Unknown Union.

Why do you think the Harlem film house and Hip Hop Film Festival South Africa is important? It is important to connect creatives in the US and creatives in South Africa.

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