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About the Director

Désiré Ecaré

Biography: Désiré Ecaré was born in 1938 and died in 2008 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). Having spent his childhood in the Ivory Coast, he travelled to France in 1961. He graduated two years later and achieved a second prize of Dramatic Art and joined the IDHEC (a prestigious film school). Ecaré’s first film was Concerto for […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Biography: Chiwetelu Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, London, England, to Nigerian parents, Obiajulu (Okaford), a pharmacist, and Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor. Chiwetel attended Dulwich College in South-East London. By the age of 13 he was appearing in numerous school and National Youth Theatre productions and subsequently attended the London Academy of […]

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Ahmed El Shaer

Biography: Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1980, Ahmed El Shaer lives and works in Egypt. El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist (installation, photography, sound, video), with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation and experimental soundscapes. He is Co-Founder of Cairo Documenta, an independent event, and he established […]

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Ibrahim El-Batout

Biography: Ibrahim El-Batout was born in Port-Said, Egypt in 1963. Though he studied physics in school, he began working as a cameraman at the Video Cairo Production House and subsequently developed a deep interest in film.  From 1987-2004 he worked as a director, producer and cameraman, documenting war zones for international television conglomerates.  During this time El-Batour had a […]

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Kamal El-Mahouti

Biography: Kamal El-Mahouti is a French writer and director of Moroccan descent. Born in Casablanca in 1963, El-Mahouti moved to France at the age of six. He studied film at the University of Paris VIII, and his films have been screened at festivals worldwide. In addition to making films, El-Mahouti has worked as a theater […]

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Jihan El-Tahri

Biography: Jihan El-Tahri is an Egyptian writer, director, and producer. After receiving a degree in political science from the American University in Cairo, she worked as a news correspondent for British and American newspapers, covering the Middle East and Africa. In 1990, El-Tahri began directing and producing documentaries for French television and international broadcasters. She […]

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Gilles Elie-Dit-Cosaque

Biography: Gilles Elie Dit-Cosaque is a director, photographer, and graphic designer. He began in advertising as an art director for the agency Opera. For them he worked on campaigns for Swatch, Le Bon Marche, and the City of Paris. He continued his advertising job for MTV, making several short films and music videos, but he moved […]

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Daniele Ellery

Biography: Born in 1972, anthropologist and actress Danielle Ellery directed The Other Side of the Atlantic and Identities in Transit, with Márcio Câmara. She has acted in the short films Quitéria (2016), Joaquim Bralhador (2014) and Torpedo (2009) by Câmara. She is the scriptwriter and co-director of and actress in Longing for Andreia; actress in We are Going to Beirute, by Marcus Moura, […]

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Taghreed Elsanhouri

Biography: Born in Sudan in the northern province of Dongola, Taghreed Elsanhouri’s family settled in Britain in 1979. Taghreed obtained a BA in Sociology and English from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an MA in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). All about Darfur was Taghreed Elsanhouri’s first […]

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Na Eng

Biography: Na Eng is an Emmy Award-winning news and documentary producer. For years she worked at the national news magazine show NOW on PBS, and was a staff producer in the long-form unit at CNBC. The premiere of one of her documentaries, a close look at the rapidly changing medical marijuana business, made CNBC history […]

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Theo Eshetu

Biography: Theo Eshetu was born in London in 1958 and spent part of his childhood in Ethiopia. He received a degree in Communication Design from North East London Polytechnic and has been working as a video artist and photographer in Italy since 1982. He established White Light Productions in 1986, intending to innovate television programming, […]

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Iquo B. Essien

Biography: Iquo B. Essien is a Nigerian-American writer, director and photographer. Her short film, Aissa’s Story, was a regional semifinalist in the 2013 Student Academy Awards. She is currently adapting the short into a feature film while writing a memoir, Elizabeth’s Daughter, about losing her mother to cancer and finding herself through writing. Ms. Essien drafted a debut […]

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Hawa Essuman

Biography: Hawa Essuman performed in and worked on several theatre plays and a couple of films before she made her way into the world of production and then, eventually behind the camera. Working on TV commercials and documentaries provided her production experience before working as part of the directing team on a local TV drama […]

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Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre

Biography: Sean Barlow is the creator and producer of public radio’s Afropop Worldwide, the first nationally syndicated series in the US media to introduce the American public to the music and culture of contemporary Africa and the African Diaspora. Afropop Worldwide is distributed by Public Radio International to over 110 stations in the U.S. and […]

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Banning Eyre

Biography: Banning Eyre has written about international music, especially African guitar styles, since 1988. He comments and reports on music for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and contributes regularly to The Boston Phoenix, Guitar Player, Rhythm, Folk Roots, The Beat, CD Now, CMJ, New Music Monthly, and the Music Hound and All Music Guides. […]

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Kramo-Lanciné Fadika

Biography: Kramo-Lanciné Fadika was born in 1948 in Ivory Coast. He studied at the Nationale Photo-Cinéma de la rue Vaugirard à Paris, and now has credits in directing, scriptwriting, and editing. He directed his first short film, La Fin de la course, in 1974. From 1975 to 1981 he made several television magazine programmes and […]

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Dan Fallshaw

Biography: Dan was born in Sydney, Australia. His family moved to London when he was six, disappointed he vowed to live in a non-English speaking country when he was old enough. He comes from a heritage of photographers, but pursuing a career as a veterinarian Dan studied Science at Sydney University. His seminal artistic work […]

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Lázaro Faria

Biography: Lázaro Faria started in 1990 at Bahia X Movies, where he produced commercials for all Brazil, political and institutional marketing programmes for television. In the following years, he produced and directed the 16 mm documentary Os Orixás da Bahia, and travelled to India to produce and direct the documentary video Satytananda, made a documentary […]

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Ismail Farouk

Biography: Ismail Farouk is an artist and urban researcher living and working in Cape Town. He holds the position of Researcher at the African Centre for Cities, where he convenes the Central Citylab project and is responsible for the urban culture portfolio. In his artistic practice, he focuses on developing creative responses to racial, social, […]

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Dare Fasasi

Biography: Dare Fasasi, aka ‘Baba Dee,’ is a graduate of Theatre Arts with a B.A. and M.A. in directing for stage and fiction film. The multi-talented actor, songwriter, and dance hall artist Baba Dee is one of the pioneer video directors that revolutionized the Nigerian music video industry. With five musical albums and several awards, […]

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