about the director

KINYANJUI_Wanjiru_2012_by_Goethe-NairobiBiography: Wanjiru Kinyanjui was born in Kenya in 1958. Before becoming a filmmaker, she was a writer, poet, and radio journalist. She obtained her master’s degree in English Literature and German in Berlin before enrolling in the German Film and Television School in Berlin. During her studies, she directed A Lover and Killer of Colour (1988), The Bird with the Broken Wing (1990), Black in the Western World (1992), and Clara Has Two Countries (1992). Since then, she has directed numerous fiction and documentary films.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
Through African Eyes – Dialogues with the Directors, BONETTI Mahen and REDDY Prerana (Editors), 2003, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.94)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Battle of the Sacred Tree (1996).

Filmography:
…If Joined by a Stranger […Wen nein Fremder dazu kommt] (1987);
The Reunion (1988);
A Lover and Killer of Colour (1988);
Karfunkel – Der Vogel mit dem gebrochenen Flügel (1990);
Clara Has Two Countries (1992);
Black in the Western World (1992);
Vitico, a Living Legend (1993);
The Battle of the Sacred Tree (1994);
Die Rechte der Kinder – Der aufgespürte Vater (1997);
Koi and Her Rights [Koi na Haki Zake] (1997);
Daudi’s Gift [Zawaki ya Daudi] (1997);
Die Rechte der Kinder – Anruf aus Afrika (1998);
African Children (1999);
And This Is Progress (2000);
Say No to Poverty (2001);
Member of the Jury (2001);
Manga in America (2007);
Bahati (2008);
Africa Is a Woman’s Name – Amai Rose: A Portrait of a Zimbabwean Woman (2009).

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