Yara Costa

Also Known As: Yara Costa Pereira

Biography: Yara Costa is a journalist/director from Mozambique. After living in Angola and South Africa and working in Brazil as a reporter, she decided she wanted to tell the untold stories of Africa and help to counter the negative stereotypes that so often characterize the continent in Western media. In 2009 she received a scholarship to study news and documentary filmmaking at NYU. She made her first film, Why Are They Here? Chinese Stories in Africa, in 2011.

(Source: 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.45.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Why Are They Here? Chinese Stories in Africa (2011).

Filmography:
Why Are They Here? Chinese Stories in Africa (2011).