Rehad Desai and Anita Khanna

DESAI_RehadBiography: Rehad Desai is a former political exile from South Africa, who returned to his home country in 1990. Desai entered the television and film industry as a producer and director in 1996. In 1997, he completed his master’s degree in social history at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; he then completed a postgraduate degree in television and film production through AVEA in 2000. He runs his own film and television company, Uhuru Productions, which produces documentary and dramatic works. He is also the director of the Tri-Continental Film Festival, and is active in the self-organization of filmmakers.

anita-khannaBiography: Born in India, Anita Khanna studied screenwriting in London before moving to South Africa in 2003. She heads up development at Uhuru Productions where she has scripted a number of the company’s documentaries including award-winning film Born into Struggle. Anita wrote, produced and co-directed Looting the Nation and You Chuse. She is the writer and producer of The Mating Game, a 13 part drama series for SABC.

(Sources:
Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.106
http://www.uhuruproductions.co.za/about-us/team/anita-khanna/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
My Land My Life (2003 – Rehad Desai);
Born into Struggle (2005 – Rehad Desai);
Bushman’s Secret (2008 – Rehad Desai);
You Chuse (2010).

Filmography:
The Bank, the Bodybuilders and the Businessman (1998 – Rehad Desai);
Has Socialism Failed Us? (2000 – Rehad Desai);
Carlos Cardoso: An Independent Spirit (2001 – Rehad Desai);
Dilemma (2002 – Rehad Desai);
My Land My Life (2002 – Rehad Desai);
The Untouchables (2003 – Rehad Desai);
Death of a Bushman (2004 – Rehad Desai);
Born into Struggle (2004 – Rehad Desai);
Looting the Nation (2004);
Taking Back the Waves (2005 – Rehad Desai);
Bushman’s Secret (2006 – Rehad Desai);
The Heart of Whiteness (2006 – Rehad Desai);
Bhambatha – War of the Heads 1906 (2007 – Rehad Desai);
You Chuse (2008);
It Happened to Me (2008 – Rehad Desai, Arya Lalloo, Darryl Els, Michael Matsie);
The Father Inside (2009 – Rehad Desai, Arya Lalloo);
Nothing about Us without Us (2010 – Anita Khanna);
The Battle for Johannesburg (2010 – Rehad Desai, Darryl Els);
The Weather Gods (2011 – Rehad Desai);
COP17: An Activists Diary (2011 – Rehad Desai);
Smoke in the Sky (2011 – Rehad Desai);
Permission to Stay (2011 – Rehad Desai).