Kurt Otabenga Orderson is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. He has worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, producing and directing current affair shows and numerous documentaries for national television. He is the founder and director of Azania Rizing, a production company that aims to inspire young people through creative storytelling about Africa and African Diasporas. The company has aims at mapping the influence of African legacies around the world to facilitate international dialogue by linking local and global stories. Kurt has directed and produced multiple documentaries and narrative films that have screened at international film festivals and on various broadcasts outlets. Kurt has also guest lectured at various international universities including the University of Cape Town, University of Pennsylvania, University of Sao Paulo, University of West Indies, and the University of Toronto to name a few.

Kurt Otabenga Orderson is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. Orderson started his career after completing his film and television studies at Monash University, South Africa. He has worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, producing, shooting and directing magazine shows and numerous documentaries for television. He is the founder and director of Azania Rizing, a production company that aims to inspire young people through creative storytelling about Africa and African Diasporas. Azania Rizing aims at mapping the influence of African legacies around the world to facilitate international dialogue by linking local and global stories. Kurt has directed and produced multiple documentaries and narrative films that have screened at international film festivals and on various broadcasts outlets. Kurt’s latest award-winning documentary film “Not in My Neighbourhood” has thus far screened at over 18 film festivals in 5 continents including, winning best documentary and the HBO American Black film festival, the Audience Award at the Encounters International Documentary film festival and the Jury Award for Outstanding Film at the African International Film Festival. Kurt also guest lectures at various universities including; University of Cape Town, University of Pennsylvania, University of São Paulo, Brown University, University of West Indies, University of Toronto, to name a few. At present Kurt is in the final script stage with his upcoming magical realism feature narrative titled “ApeTown”. 

Films by Kurt Otabenga Orderson

Not in My Neighbourhood

Not in My Neigbourhood tells the intergenerational stories of the ways in which ordinary citizens respond to the policies, process, and institutions driving contemporary forms of spatial violence and gentrification in Cape Town, New York, and São Paulo.