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About the Director

Khalo Matabane

Biography: Khalo Matabane is an award-winning director, writer, and producer whose filmography has brought him both national and international acclaim. His films about South Africa include Poetic Conversations (1996), a half-hour profile on the black consciousness poet Ingoapele Madingoane, Two Decades Still (1996), a look at the 1976 uprising in Soweto; The Waiters (1997), stories […]

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Cambria Matlow

Biography: Cambria Matlow is a filmmaker and photographer. Her work depicts the beauty of growth and decay, seeks meaning in moments of stillness and movement, and values the sensory experience of texture and atmosphere. Small interactions reveal personal and political truths, and simple images allow for clarity. As a film director and producer, she has […]

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Cambria Matlow and Morgan Robinson

Biography: Cambria Matlow is a filmmaker and photographer. As a film director and producer, she has won funding from the Experimental Television Center, Brooklyn Arts Council, the Puffin Foundation and LEF Foundation. In 2005, she co-founded Birdgirl Productions, whose projects include the award-winning feature documentary Burning in the Sun, about a young man who starts […]

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Teddy Mattera

Biography: Teddy Mattera is an award winning filmmaker who has been active in the industry for decades. Born in South Africa in 1963, he studied at the London International Film School and the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. His early experience ranged from work on documentaries for television in South Africa and the UK, […]

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Godwin Mawuru

Biography: Mawuru was born in 1961 in Zimbabwe. After being involved in theater for several years, Mawuru began working as an actor and scriptwriter for film and television. His directorial debut, Neria (1992), earned him the OAU award for Best Director at the Carthage Film Festival. I Am the Future (1994), his second feature film, […]

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Papa Madièye Mbaye

Biography: Born in Senegal in 1958, Papa Madièye Mbaye studied Natural Sciences at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar and Baskets and photography at the Centre Culturel Fracaise of Dakar. Between 1993 and 1999, he worked as a cameramon several documentary films and television adverts. He was also an assistant director on various films, including […]

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Sieh Mchawala

Biography: Sieh Mchawala was born in Adelaide, Australia. At 18 months old he moved to Tanzania returning when he was nine to complete his schooling. His father is from the Makua tribe from South Tanzania and his mother is part McKenzie (Scottish tribe) and he is not sure of the other part. He completed his […]

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Carey McKenzie

Biography: Carey McKenzie grew up in Cape Town and got her start directing theater at Cambridge before going on to NYU’s Graduate Film Program in New York. Her NYU thesis film Heartspace was co- produced by the SABC and Big World Cinema and screened at festivals in Europe and North America. Carey’s documentary about nuclear weapons […]

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Filmon Mebrahtu

Biography: Born in 1968, Filmon Mebrahtu gave up his career in managing wireless Internet network to make films that tell the stories of African immigrants’ lives in Philadelphia, and their experiences dealing with American culture. From 2002 to 2004 he participated in the Independent Television Service (ITVS) Mentorship Program, working with award winning filmmaker Louis […]

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Michelle Medina

Biography: Michelle Medina is a filmmaker and writer in Casablanca, Morocco. Medina graduated with honors from Smith College in 2005; she wrote her thesis and lectured on Moroccan women in cinema and identity. Michelle Medina received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2005 and returned to Morocco to create a visual project to her academic work. Portrait […]

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Salem Mekuria

Biography: Salem Mekuria, originally from Ethiopia, is an independent writer, producer, director, videographer, and a video installation artist. Her award winning documentary films and video installations feature Ethiopian subjects and have been shown internationally. She has worked for PBS’s NOVA series and with numerous international production houses, focusing on issues of African women and development. […]

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Jamie Meltzer

Biography: Jamie Meltzer began his filmmaking career as a news stringer, shooting natural disasters, police chases and fires for San Francisco Bay Area TV News. His ten-minute documentary, Pegasus (1998), chronicled the adventures of a gay motorcycle club on a joy ride in Marin County. Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on […]

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Jo Menell

Biography: Jo Menell was born in Johannesburg in 1938. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge where he received a M.A. in Anthropology. From 1960-1970 he worked as a reporter, producer and director of current affairs documentaries for the BBC (Panorama) and ITV (This Week). In 1969 he produced and directed three […]

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Angus Gibson and Jo Menell

Biography: Angus Gibson, one of South Africa’s premier documentary filmmakers, is a founding member of Free Filmmakers, a film co-operative established in 1985 to create a relevant South African cinema. Since 1983, when he created his first television drama, he has produced, directed, and co-written numerous highly-acclaimed and internationally award-winning documentary series and TV dramas […]

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Lisa Merton

Biography: Lisa Merton started out her career as a weaver. She studied textile design and weaving in Scandinavia and, after returning to the U.S., worked professionally as a weaver for ten years. While studying in Norway she was inspired by a series of tapestries that depicted the occupation of Norway by the Nazis. Her intent […]

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Orlando Mesquita

Also Known As: Orlando Mesquita Lima / Orlando Tello Mesquita Pereira de Lima Biography: Orlando Mesquita has worked in various areas of film production such as directing, editing sound, producing, musical composing, graphics, and animation. As an editor, he worked with a variety of national and foreign directors on about three hundred films. He has […]

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Namir Abdel Messeeh

Biography: Born in Egypt in 1974, Namir Abdel Messeeh grew up in France. He studied film directing at the French national film school La Fémis in Paris, and he obtained a MA in cinema studies from the University of Paris VII. His films include You, Waguih (2005), Quelque chose de mal (Something Evil – 2005) […]

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Patrick Meunier

Biography: Patrick Meunier has been in the film industry since 1976, having acted as first assistant director and production manager on more than 30 major French features and TV movies. He has worked with such distinguished African directors as Idrissa Ouedraogo on Afrique, mon Afrique and Kini & Adams, and Raoul Peck on Lumumba. Blue […]

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David Paul Meyer

Biography: In 2011, David Paul Meyer produced and directed his debut feature film, You Laugh But It’s True, a documentary about stand up comedy in South Africa. The film follows multiracial comedian Trevor Noah as he creates material from his experiences during apartheid in preparation for a show that will be the biggest risk of […]

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Soraya Miré

Biography: Soraya Miré is an award-winning director, in addition to being a writer and activist. Her credits include a featured segment of The Vagina Monologues on female genital mutilation (FGM) and the award-winning documentary Fire Eyes (1993), which highlights the barbaric practice of FGM. Fire Eyes was featured at the International Women’s Conference in Beijing, […]

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