IFC’s new podcast series explores how finance and economic development influence--and are influenced by--creative industries around the world. We’re trying to answer the biggest question of all: how people, working together, can create meaningful change.
Jonathan Butler and the Journey from Poverty to Prosperity
Makhtar Diop engages in a captivating conversation with legendary South African guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Jonathan Butler. Following the release of his 28th album Ubuntu, Butler reflects on his five-decade journey from poverty to international stardom, discovering his unique voice, and the role of musicians in shaping societal change and promoting a universal message of hope and unity.
Mohamed « Mamane » Moustapha : l’humour, un catalyseur du changement
Dans cet épisode, Makhtar Diop reçoit Mohamed Moustafa, mieux connu sous le nom de Mamane. L’humoriste et entrepreneur créatif partage sa passion pour l'Afrique, ses défis et son avenir plein d’espoir. Il évoque le pouvoir de l’art comme catalyseur de changement et de sensibilisation des populations aux problématiques actuelles tel que le changement climatique, et son engagement pour la formation des jeunes.
Mohamed “Mamane” Moustafa: Comedy as a Catalyst for Change
In this episode, IFC’s Makhtar Diop sits down with Mohamed Moustafa better known as “Mamane”. The much-loved comedian and creative entrepreneur shares his passion for Africa, its challenges and its promising future. In addition to his commitment to training youth, Mamane also talks about the power of art as a catalyst for change and for raising awareness of issues such as climate change.
Lewis Pugh: A Deep Dive into the Ocean Crisis
On the occasion of World Environment Day, IFC Managing Director Makhtar Diop engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Lewis Pugh, a renowned endurance swimmer and UNEP Patron of the Oceans. From plastic pollution to endangered penguins and disappearing coral reefs, Lewis recounts the daring swims that exposed him to the devastation that lurks beneath the serene surface of our seas. Throughout their discussion, a resounding message echoes: global unity and immediate action are needed to safeguard our seas and preserve the delicate balance of our planet.
Dian Sastrowardoyo: Shaping Stories and Shattering Stereotypes in Indonesian Cinema
In this week’s episode of Creative Development with IFC, Makthar Diop and Indonesian actress Dian Sastrowardoyo discuss the intersections of philosophy, cinema, finance, and gender equality. Dian shares her unique journey, passion for women's stories, and transition to behind-the-camera roles. The conversation highlights female mentors, challenges faced by women leaders, and the importance of Indonesia's cultural heritage, including the art of Batik.
Victor Wooten: Taking Notes from Nature
In this episode of Creative Development with IFC, award-winning bassist and author Victor Wooten discusses the link between nature and music, the art of leadership, and the lessons we should heed as technology and artificial intelligence transform many facets of our lives including how we create and engage with music.
Marcus Miller: A Legend of Jazz, and Artist for Peace
This special episode of Creative Development with IFC brings together Makhtar Diop and legendary American bassist Marcus Miller. Against the backdrop of Black History Month the two discuss Miller’s journey with Miles Davis, the power of music and the song that inspired UNESCO to elect Miller spokesperson of the Slave Route Project.