As an African living in the diaspora, Kavena is interested in using the poetics of film to ask political questions, and provide opportunities for the exchange of public opinion. His practice draws from a unique vantage point, operating as a conduit between Southern Africa and the African diaspora.
His work has been featured in the New York Times, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Tunnels of the Mind, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; Afrikan Black Coalition conference, Los Angeles, CA; Artist Talk Moderator: Dewey Crumpler, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; Artist Talk Host: Uncle Bobby X, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; Terry Collins Show - KPOO-FM 89.5, San Francisco, CA; LaborFest Film Festival, LaborTech Conference/ Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; Voelkerrechtsblog, Köln, Germany and Doek Magazine, Namibia.
At the core, Kavena is a storyteller whose work unearths caveats suppressed by dominant narratives. His latest body of work explores broad themes that expose the nuances, parallels, contradictions and ubiquity of the universal Black experience.