Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Shannon Walsh
  • Biography: Shannon Walsh is a filmmaker, and an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong. Her first feature documentary, H2Oil, was recognized by the Montreal Mirror as one of the top ten independent documentaries … read more»

  • Jeppe on a Friday
  • Directors: Arya Lalloo and Shannon Walsh
    Countries: Canada / South Africa
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Language: English

    The directors and a team of local filmmakers spent a single day following five distinct characters, creating a portrait of a … read more»

  • Arya Lalloo and Shannon Walsh
  • Biography: Born in 1980 in South Africa, Arya Lalloo is an independent filmmaker of mixed heritage based in Johannesburg. She has written and directed documentaries for South African broadcast as well as the outreach documentary Citizen X, which explored … read more»

  • Sifuna Okwethu
  • Also Known As: We Want What’s Ours
    Director: Bernadette Atuahene
    Countries: South Africa / USA
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 19 min.
    Language: English

    Documentary short filmed in South Africa and is about loss, resistance, identity and the elusiveness of justice … read more»

  • Bernadette Atuahene
  • Biography: Bernadette Atuahene is Associate Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and American Bar Foundation Faculty Fellow. She earned her J.D. at Yale Law School in 2002, her M.P.A. at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government … read more»

  • Christopher Nizza
  • Biography: Christopher Nizza is a New York City born, bred and based filmmaker and editor. His Emmy Award-winning work includes documentaries and television shows (Hollywood DC, Ironman Triathlon, Dakar Rally, Iditarod) as well as video … read more»

  • Dara Kell
  • Biography: Dara Kell is an award-winning South African filmmaker and editor. She was co-editor of The Reckoning (Sundance Film Festival, 2009) and was an additional editor on the Academy Award-nominated Jesus Camp. She has since edited documentaries about prison … read more»

  • Dear Mandela
  • Directors: Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza
    Countries: South Africa / USA
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Languages: English / Zulu

    When the South African government promises to “eradicate the slums” and begins to evict shack dwellers, three friends who … read more»

  • Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza
  • Biography: Dara Kell is an award-winning South African filmmaker and editor. She was co-editor of The Reckoning (Sundance Film Festival, 2009) and was an additional editor on the Academy Award-nominated Jesus Camp. She has since edited documentaries about prison … read more»

  • Creation in Exile
  • Also Known As: Imaginaires en exil – Cinq cinéastes d’Afrique se racontent
    Director: Daniela Ricci
    Country: France
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 53 min.
    Languages: English / French

    This documentary follows the personal and artistic paths of five major African filmmakers … read more»

  • Daniela Ricci
  • Biography: After working for the United Nations for several years in various African countries, Italian scholar and filmmaker Daniela Ricci went on to complete a PhD. in African Cinema at the Lyon 3 University in France and at Howard University … read more»

  • RasTa: A Soul’s Journey
  • Director: Stuart Samuels
    Country: Canada
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 93 min.
    Language: English

    Granddaughter of legendary artist Bob Marley, Donisha Prendergast, travels around the world to explore the roots and evolution of Rastafari.

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  • Stuart Samuels
  • Biography: Stuart Samuels is an award-winning Canadian film director, television producer and writer in the documentary and music fields. His works explore the relationship of popular culture to the broader historical context of their times. He founded Stuart Samuels Productions … read more»

  • Fredrik Stanton
  • Biography: Author of Great Negotiations: Agreements that Changed the Modern World, Fredrik Stanton is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. He has appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal and Voice of America, and his writing … read more»

  • Uprising
  • Director: Fredrik Stanton
    Countries: Egypt / US
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Languages: Arabic / English

    Produced by an Academy Award-winning team, Uprising tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and … read more»

  • Jane Murago-Munene
  • Biography: Veteran filmmaker and producer Jane Murago-Munene was trained at Voice of Kenya (the name of which was later reverted back to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation). Her first production, The Tender One, was made during the first United Nation’s International … read more»

  • Alain Gomis
  • Biography: Alain Gomis, born in France, is of Senegalese origin and studied cinematography at the Sorbonne. After graduating he organized and facilitated video production workshops for immigrant youth in Nanterre. By the age of twenty-six, he had already made three … read more»

  • Rémi Bezançon
  • Biography: Rémi Bezançon was born in France in 1971. He studied at the film school École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA) in Paris and the École du Louvre. He made his first short film Little Italie in 1997. Made in … read more»

  • Jean-Christophe Lie
  • Biography: Jean-Christophe Lie was born in France in 1970. He studied at the art school École des Beaux-arts in Toulouse and at the film school CFT des Gobelins in Paris and subsequently worked as an animator at Walt Disney Studios … read more»

  • Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie
  • Biography: Rémi Bezançon was born in France in 1971. He studied at the film school École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA) in Paris and the École du Louvre. He made his first short film Little Italie in 1997. Made in … read more»