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Akuol de Mabior

Akuol de Mabior is born in Nairobi, Kenya. She is the daughter of the late John Garang de Mabior (leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and the first Vice President of Sudan) and Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, a South Sudanese politician, fighter for peace in a war torn country and an advocate for women’s …

Maia Lekow

Maia Lekow is a Kenyan filmmaker and musician.  She has worked as director, producer, and sound recordist for several film and music projects since founding Circle and Square Productions in 2009.  She has performed on stages across the world and continues to compose music for films. She received an African Movie Academy Award for her …

Christopher King

Chris King is an filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya. Born in Australia, Chris studied at The School of Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne before relocating to Kenya in 2007, where he has worked as a cinematographer, editor, animator, director, and producer of shorts, features, and music videos.  In 2009, Chris co-founded Circle and …

Tamara Dawit

Tamara Dawit is a producer/director based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she runs a production company Gobez Media that produces Ethiopian film, TV, digital and music content. She directed the short film Grandma Knows Best? (2014)

Dalila Ennadre

Dalila Ennadre is a Moroccan director renowned for her documentaries on Moroccan daily life. Morocco constitutes its privileged ground. She mainly films women there, among others in El Batalett, women of the Medina (2000) and Je voudrais vous raconter (2005). She directed around ten documentaries between 1987 and 2019. Dalila Ennadre died on May 14, …

Ousmane Samassekou

Ousmane Samassekou is a Malian director and producer. Director of the film Les Héritiers de la colline, in 2015, he studied at the Master 2 of documentary filmmaking at the Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis in Senegal in 2016-2017.

Samaher Alqadi

Palestinian filmmaker and screenwriter Samaher Alqadi is one of nine children and grew up in the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank. She first worked for the Palestinian Ministry of Culture before being accepted at the Egyptian Institute of Cinema in Cairo. An emerging voice in Arab documentary, she focuses on the …

Amédée Pacôme Nkoulou

Amédée Pacôme Nkoulou started as an assistant director on feature films and documentary series. In parallel with his creations, he works at the Gabonese Institute of Image and Sound. His first short fiction film, L’Enfant unique (2014) was selected at FESPACO, the Ecrans Noirs and other festivals around the world. Boxing Libreville is his first …

Sonia At Qasi-Kessi

Director and photographer, Sonia At Qasi-Kessi lives and works in Bouzeguène, a town in Haute-Kabylie. She photographs pastoral activities, the peaceful and rough life of women and their daily tasks, which are also hers. Far from folkloric stagings and ethnicist representations, his black and white photos bear witness to his natural environment and current life …

Tovo Rasoanaivo

Tovo Rasoanaivo s’est formé sur le tas, dans une chaîne de télévision locale malgache. En 2009 il a suivi pendant 2 mois l’université d’été de la FEMIS à Paris pour se perfectionner dans le cinéma documentaire et en 2010,  il est entré à  l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech.

Luck Razanajaona

Luck Razanajaona is a Madagascan director, screenwriter and producer, a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels in Marrakech. In 2012, he was invited to the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus and the 5th Durban Talent Campus. He has made short fiction and documentary films, shooting in different countries including Morocco, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Germany …

Hamza Ouni

Hamza Ouni, Tunisian director, was born in 1975 in El Mohammedia, where he still lives today. He began a first cycle of film studies at the Maghreb Institute of Cinema, and then continued his training at the School of Arts and Cinema in Tunis, where he specialized in writing and filmmaking. El Gort, his first …