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Afripedia Exclusives: Senegal & Côte d’Ivoire

'Afripedia,' Stocktown Films' new 5-part documentary series, shares exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.

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Photos by Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft & Senay Berhe

Afripedia [af-ri-pee-dee-uh] is a new platform and forum for African creatives from Swedish production collective Stocktown. When we first reported on the project back in October, Afripedia had recently launched its first venture, a five-part mini documentary series that aired on Swedish Television (SVT Kunskapskanalen). Shot in Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa, each episode dedicates itself to shedding light on work from a group of creatives within each of those countries. The team is currently producing one more episode in North Africa and has plans to release a full-length documentary in 2016. The first five episodes of the series will be available to watch online in 2015. Until then, the folks at Stocktown have sent us exclusive behind-the-scenes images. All week we'll be rolling out photos from the set of Afripedia.

Yesterday we got to know some of the key players in Angola's Kuduro scene. Today we share behind-the-scenes shots from Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire (the episode splits time between both countries), where the Afripedia team linked with creatives in fashion, photography, dance and beatmaking, including Alien Cartoon stylist Selly Raby Kane, fashion and fine arts photographer Omar Victor Diop, whose historical self-portrait series Project Diaspora showed earlier this year in London, dancer Khoudia Roodia, Ivorian visual artist Paul Sika and Côte d'Ivoire's only (?) female beatsmith, Fanny Beats. See behind-the-scenes shots above and check back tomorrow for more photos.

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Angola's Kuduro Scene

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Senegal & Côte d'Ivoire

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Ghana

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Kenya's Afrofuturist Scene

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: South Africa

Follow Afripedia online here and also on Instagram and Facebook.

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