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My name is Fred Zucule aka Kuln'Zu. I am a media & arts scholar and professional, event producer, lens-based artist, and cultural worker based in New York . I graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Africana and Media Studies and a minor in Molecular Biology, preparing me to be a trans-disciplinary and cross-functional worker, with a diverse skill set for management, and research across different industries and equipped to grow, learn and thrive. I am experienced in non-profit communications and media production.

As a scholar, I produce cultural criticism of visual and digital art with a focus on Blackness, queerness, migration, and aesthetics. As a media professional, I promote, engage with, and showcase art and film. 
Currently, I work as Film Festival Coordinator at the African Film Festival Inc, and Director of Communications for Mayors Make Movies.
Education
Pomona College, B.A. in Africana and Media Studies, cum laude (2021)
Activities: Pan-African Student Association, African Student Association, International Student Mentorship Program, Baritone at Pomona College Choir, Film Festival Programmer, Art Festival Curator

University London School of Oriental and African Studies, Study Abroad, History of Art, London, UK (Spring 2020)
Coursework: African Filmmaking: 1960s to the Present, Approaches to Modern and Contemporary African Art, Curating Global Art, State and Politics of Africa

African Leadership Academy (ALA), Cambridge A-level Certificate, Johannesburg, South Africa (2015-2017)
Skills
Graphic Design
Video Production
Studio Photography
Curation
Festival Programming
Project & Event Management

Languages
Native: English, Portuguese
Intermediate: French
Basic: Swahili
Podcast
Two digital denizens merging Afro-pop culture with academia to create “African Critical Theory” for the everyday millennial using conversation as our form of theorizing. We meditate on digital nativity, Black care, and Afro-centered possibilities in the arts, academia, and quotidian life. A labour of love for those who believe in radical hope and changing the world one conversation at a time.

Available wherever you find your podcasts.
Film and Arts Programming
Sanbonani! Film Festival (2018 - 2020)
Sanbonani! - I see you! Sanbonani! Film Festival (SFF) was a student-run project at Pomona College with the aim of screening African films and showcasing visual storytelling by African filmmakers. We want to create a space for critical engagement with visual narratives and representations that are coming to constitute the orthography of 21st-century African cinema. This includes features and short films which address the style, technique, and narrative of African filmmakers. We aim to bring thinkers, critiques, directors, and cinematographers—the producers of meaning both visual and critical—to discuss film, curation, and creation.
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