Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • Gül Büyükbese Muyan
  • Biography: Gül Büyükbese Muyan was born in 1963 in Ankara, Turkey. She recieved the Television Award from TRT Ankara Television for the program The Loosers. Muyan served as Program Director of MUI, and is currently working as Director of … read more»

  • Kagendo Murungi
  • Biography: Kagendo Murungi is a Kenyan feminist who works in independent partnership with artists and activists around the world to develop and produce independent film projects, festivals and other sites for creative cultural agency. She helped institute the position of … read more»

  • Tawanda Gunda Mupengo

  • Biography:
    Tawanda Gunda Mupengo is a product of the UNESCO Film and Television Training Project Harare. He has since directed a number of shorts and documentaries, including Tanyaradzwa (2005) and Spell My Name (Peretera Maneta – 2005). He is … read more»

  • Ron Mulvihill
  • Biography: Active as a filmmaker, producer/director and editor for a variety of feature and documentary subjects, Ron Mulvihill is a multi-talented film/video maker and has a knack for bringing together talented individuals from around the world on international award-winning productions. … read more»

  • Catherine Muller

  • Biography:
    Catherine Muller lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has worked in television since 1994. She has an M.A. with commendation in Film and Television from the University of Bristol, UK, and an undergraduate degree in photography from … read more»

  • Zanele Muholi
  • Biography: Zanele Muholi was born in Umlazi, Durban, in 1972. She completed an Advanced Photography course at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown and held her first solo exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2004. She has worked as … read more»

  • Ekwa Msangi-Omari
  • Biography: Ekwa Msangi (writer, director, producer) is a Tanzanian-American filmmaker who grew up in Kenya and is based in New York. Her initial career started in producing, and now focusses on writing and directing. Ekwa has directed several short films, … read more»

  • Carolina Moraes-Liu
  • Biography: Carolina Moraes-Liu is an award-winning director and producer who has worked on numerous documentaries and television shows. Her 2010 film, Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê, won the Corazon Award for best short documentary at the San Diego … read more»

  • Mariette Monpierre
  • Biography: From the beaches of Guadeloupe to the heart of Paris to the bright lights of the Big Apple, Mariette Monpierre always saw her life through lenses. Growing up in the belly of Paris, films fascinated her. She completed her … read more»

  • Hillie Molenaar
  • Biography: Hillie Molenaar (born 1945) is a documentary filmmaker. She left school at 15 and worked as a cleaner, waitress, and bookkeeper before finding her niche as a documentary filmmaker in 1974 when, at the age of 29, she made … read more»

  • Steve Kwena Mokwena
  • Biography: Steve Kwena Mokwena is a historian, filmmaker and cultural activist. He is the founder of Xivumbeko Media and the Afrikan Freedom Station, an afrocentric multi-media gallery. Steve Kwena Mokwena was born in Soweto, South Africa and studied history, African … read more»

  • Soraya Miré
  • Biography: Soraya Miré is an award-winning director, in addition to being a writer and activist. Her credits include a featured segment of The Vagina Monologues on female genital mutilation (FGM) and the award-winning documentary Fire Eyes (1993), which highlights the … read more»

  • Patrick Meunier
  • Biography: Patrick Meunier has been in the film industry since 1976, having acted as first assistant director and production manager on more than 30 major French features and TV movies. He has worked with such distinguished African directors as Idrissa … read more»

  • Namir Abdel Messeeh
  • Biography: Born in Egypt in 1974, Namir Abdel Messeeh grew up in France. He studied film directing at the French national film school La Fémis in Paris, and he obtained a MA in cinema studies from the University of Paris … read more»

  • Orlando Mesquita
  • Also Known As: Orlando Mesquita Lima / Orlando Tello Mesquita Pereira de Lima

    Biography: Orlando Mesquita has worked in various areas of film production such as directing, editing sound, producing, musical composing, graphics, and animation. As an editor, he worked … read more»

  • Jamie Meltzer
  • Biography: Jamie Meltzer began his filmmaking career as a news stringer, shooting natural disasters, police chases and fires for San Francisco Bay Area TV News. His ten-minute documentary, Pegasus (1998), chronicled the adventures of a gay motorcycle club on a … read more»

  • Salem Mekuria
  • Biography: Salem Mekuria, originally from Ethiopia, is an independent writer, producer, director, videographer, and a video installation artist. Her award winning documentary films and video installations feature Ethiopian subjects and have been shown internationally. She has worked for PBS’s NOVAread more»

  • Michelle Medina
  • Biography: Michelle Medina is a filmmaker and writer in Casablanca, Morocco. Medina graduated with honors from Smith College in 2005; she wrote her thesis and lectured on Moroccan women in cinema and identity. Michelle Medina received a Fulbright Scholarship in … read more»

  • Filmon Mebrahtu
  • Biography: Born in 1968, Filmon Mebrahtu gave up his career in managing wireless Internet network to make films that tell the stories of African immigrants’ lives in Philadelphia, and their experiences dealing with American culture. From 2002 to 2004 he … read more»

  • Sieh Mchawala
  • Biography: Sieh Mchawala was born in Adelaide, Australia. At 18 months old he moved to Tanzania returning when he was nine to complete his schooling. His father is from the Makua tribe from South Tanzania and his mother is part … read more»