ArtFilm / TV

AFROPUNK Cinema Noir: What You Should Be Watching: Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire

July 7, 2023

One of the most exciting projects of the year just dropped, and I can’t wait for people to actually notice this new series, Kizazi Moto: The Fire Generation. The series is a 10-part collection of original animated African anthology that involve sci-fi inspired by African folklore. Kizazi Moto, a term derived from Swahili meaning “Generation Fire,” is an African-inspired superhero universe created by Roye Okupe. It features a diverse cast of characters and stories from creators hailing from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe,with rich backgrounds, showcasing African culture, history, and mythology in a modern and engaging way. The show promises to bring a new form of representation for Black kids, especially those in Africa as it depicts the continent in a never-seen before vision. Through Kizazi Moto, Black kids can now see themselves reflected as heroes, adventurers, and leaders. This representation helps to challenge stereotypes, break down barriers, and empower young Black individuals. It shows them that their experiences, culture, and heritage are valued, celebrated, and worthy of being showcased on a global platform.

You can stream Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire on Disney+