Anatola Araba

Anatola is a storyteller and futurist from New York City with a focus on building more equitable, sustainable, and inspired futures through film, visual art, emerging technology, and journalism.    Her most recent award-winning film, Afro Algorithms, is a 3D animated short in the Afro-futurist genre that explores the topics of AI and bias. The project uses science fiction as a vehicle to uncover important issues about race, technology, and where humanity is driving the future of our planet.  Previously, Anatola collaborated on and was featured in a series of photographs that were exhibited at the MoMA in NYC and later acquired into the museum’s permanent collection. Her films have screened across the globe including at Lincoln Center, the Pan African Film Festival, and NFFTY. She has created content for ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Fashion Week, and other prominent brands. Her voice has been sought to speak at events for Unity Technologies, Verizon 5G Labs, Mozilla, and multiple Universities. Anatola and her work have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, I-D, and more.   Anatola was born in California and raised from an early age in the heart of New York City. She graduated from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and Laguardia High School “the FAME school” in NYC. With the mantra that “creativity is the greatest tool of humanity,” Anatola’s passion is to innovate, inspire, and reimagine the world as it could be.