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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Djo Munga

Born in Kinshasa, Djo Tunda wa Munga left the Democratic Republic of Congo for Belgium at the age of nine. After completing his studies at the National Film School of…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Tunde Kelani

Living legend, award-winning filmmaker and storyteller Tunde Kelani’s (a.k.a. TK) grew up in the town of Abeokuta – home to two other legends; Wole Soyinka and musician Fela Kuti. As…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Hawa Essuman

Kenyan-Ghanaian filmmaker and actress Hawa Essuman’s fascination with telling stories with pictures and sound led her to filmmaking via commercials and TV, which she continues to nurture as full-time fortunate…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Jim Chuchu

Hyper creative visual artist, filmmaker Jim Chuchu lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was born in 1982 and has lived since.  He is the Creative Director at the…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Newton I. Aduaka

Acclaimed Paris-based Nigerian filmmaker Newton I. Aduaka started his film career in the UK in the 1990s. His first feature, the award-winning and much talked-about, Rage (2000) was the UK’s…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Branwen Okpako

Gender and African-Diasporic identity in Germany are recurring themes in Lagos-born, Nigerian/Welsh filmmaker, video artist, theatre writer/director and professor, Branwen Okpako’s work. After studying political science at Bristol University and…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza, from Rwanda, made two award-winning short films (Confession and Lost in the South) before rising to fame with his first feature Grey Matter in 2011. The film –…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Teddy Goitom

Teddy Goitom is a Swedish-Ethiopian/Eritrean content producer and the founder of Stocktown (1998), “a cultural movement celebrating creativity and freedom of souls”, which includes a curated video magazine founded in 2011 as…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Jihan El-Tahri

Legendary documentarian Jihan El-Tahri started her career as a journalist, working as a news agency correspondent and TV researcher covering Middle East politics before starting to direct and produce documentaries…..