Biography: Rama Thiaw was born April 30, 1978 in Nouakchott, Mauritania to Mauritanian and Senegalese parents. After her parents’ divorce, she began splitting her time living in Senegal and France, and while residing in the latter, Thiaw obtained a Master’s degree in International Economics at the Sorbonne and later developed an interest in cinema, which led her to receive a diploma in filmmaking and a Master’s degree at the University of Paris 3. In 2010, Thiaw began production on her second documentary feature entitled The Revolution Won’t Be Televised, which was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2016, winning the Fipresci Prize and a special mention in the Caligari Filmpreis.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Revolution Won’t Be Televised (2017)
The Revolution Won’t Be Televised (2016)