Andrew Dosunmu is an up-and-coming multimedia artist. Dosunmu, who calls Nigeria home, too, is London-born with a passion for black-and-white film. In addition to his outrageous documentary on the art and industry of African American hair-styling, Hot Irons (1991) – an NYAFF selction — his photography and styling have appeared in magazines such as Paper and iD, and he has directed music videos for Aaron Neville, Isaac Hayes, Maxwell, Angie Stone, and Guru, among many others.
Sean Jacobs teaches in the media concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School in New York City. He was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He has also worked as a journalist and as a political researcher. He lives Brooklyn and blogs as Africa is a Country.
Biography: Zina Saro-Wiwa was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1976, the daughter of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the late Nigerian activist. She was raised in Surrey, England, and attended Bristol University. Zina has worked for the BBC as a presenter and programme-maker and has written for a number of broadsheets and magazines in London including the Sunday Times and Marie Claire Magazine. Her first film, Bossa: The New Wave, was about the modern Bossa Nova music movement.
Alonzo Rico Speight is an independent producer and director of film, television, and the theater. His credits include documentaries, nattatives, and television and web productions. His documentary Who’s Gonna Take the Weight? (1997) screened at the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival. Speight is now in production on a documentary about writer and psychiatrist Frantz Omar Fanon.