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About the Director

Martin Butler

Biography: Martin Butler migrated to Australia in 1981 and spent the next 25 years producing award winning documentary reports. In 2009 he teamed up with Bentley Dean to make Contact in the Western Desert of Australia. After Contact he produced First Footprints and Tanna, which won Best Feature Film of International Film Critics Week and Best […]

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David Čálek

Biography: Czech Director and Cinematographer David Čálek graduated from Prague’s heralded FAMU film school in 1989 and has shot and/or directed over 30 documentaries around the world for independent producers, TV broadcasters (Czech TV) and more. His documentary Heaven Hell was released theatrically in the Czech Republic and had its international festival premiere at SXSW 2011. […]

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Cheick Fantamady Camara

Biography: Cheick Fantamady Camara was born in Conakry, Guinea, in 1960. He studied screenwriting at the French Audiovisual National Institute, and subsequently filmmaking at the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière in Paris, France. He made his first short film, Konorofili (Anxiety) in 2000, followed by Bè Kunko (Everybody’s Problem) in 2004. In 2006, he made […]

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Márcio Câmara

Biography: Born in 1963, Câmara has a degree in cinema from SFSU, in California and has a masters degree in Cinema from UFF, in Niterói, Brazil. He has made several short and feature length films that have received national and international awards including, 162 Escadinha St. (2003) that received awards in Huesca, Spain and was chosen for Best Brazilian Documentary by the Brazilian Cinema Academy. […]

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Mohamed Camara

Biography: Mohamed Camara was born in Conakry, Guinea in 1959. He studied with Peter Brooks and Gabriel Grand at the American Center’s Atelier Blanche Salant in Paris. Besides participating in several theatrical and television projects, he has worked on numerous films, notably Ousmane Sembène’s Camp de Thiaroye and Marco Ferreri’s La Casa Del Sorriso. In […]

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Marcel Camus

Biography: Marcel Camus (21 April 1912 – 13 January 1982) was a French film director. He is best known for Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), which won the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Camus was born in Chappes, Ardennes, France and died in […]

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Fabio Caramaschi

Biography: Author, photographer and director, Fabio Caramaschi is a graduate in Philosophy of Language from the Sapienza University of Rome. As a still photographer for film and reportage, he has created ​​numerous monographic exhibitions and publications. After spending time working on his first anthropological and ethnological films produced by the National Museum of Arts and […]

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Margarida Cardoso

Biography: Margarida Cardoso was born in Portugal in 1963. She studied Image and Audiovisual Communication at the Antonio Arroio School, from which she received her diploma. Between 1983 and 1996 she worked as a script editor and assistant director on more than 40 Portuguese and international films. As a director, her filmography includes numerous films […]

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Chico Carneiro and Sol de Carvalho

Also Known As: Sol Carvalho / João Luis Sol de Carvalho Biography: Chico Carneiro is a Brazillian filmmaker, photographer and producer, who lives in Mozambique. His introduction to film started at a very young age, when his father, Duca Carneiro, would take him to see his films being exhibited in Castlebay. From then Chico taught […]

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Chico Carneiro

Biography: Chico Carneiro is a Brazillian filmmaker, photographer and producer, who lives in Mozambique. His introduction to film started at a very young age, when his father, Duca Carneiro, would take him to see his films being exhibited in Castlebay. From then Chico taught himself about film, especially after his father gifted him with a […]

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Sol de Carvalho

Also Known As: Sol Carvalho / João Luis Sol de Carvalho Biography: Sol de Carvalho was born in 1953 in Beira, Mozambique, studied at the Conservatório Nacional de Cinema in Lisbon and worked as a journalist, editor and photographer. Already during his studies in Portugal Sol de Carvalho was a political activist against the Salazar […]

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Daniel Cattier

Biography: Daniel Cattier is a freelance film director. His aim is to tell stories linked with Africa. Through his mixed cultural and linguistic background (his father being Belgian and his mother Zimbabwean) the issue of identity is at the core of his interests. After completing the first cycle of a law degree, he read Politics […]

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Raquel Cepeda

Biography: Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, writer and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda directed and produced the NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications) Vision nominated film Bling: A Planet Rock, a feature length documentary about American hip-hop culture’s obsession with diamonds and all of its social trappings, particularly how the infatuation with “blinging” became […]

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Justin Chadwick

Biography: Justin Chadwick was born in Salford, UK, brought up in Manchester and Bolton. His mum is an art teacher. Justin joined Bolton Little Theatre and played Billy Casper in Kes at 11. He then joined Manchester youth theatre and played Jan in the world premiere of Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword at Oldham Coliseum […]

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Gregg Champion

Biography: After attending the USC School of Cinema, Gregg Champion apprenticed with several directors including Blake Edwards, Nicholas Roeg, and John Badham, with whom he shared an eight-year association. Champion’s feature producing credits include Blue Thunder,  Short Circuit and Stakeout. Champion also served as the Action-Director on those films as well as the Warner Bros. bicycle […]

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Mehdi Charef

Biography: Mehdi Charef is a novelist and filmmaker born in 1952 in Maghnia, Algeria, where he lived until his family left in the early 1960s to live in France, where he was trained as a mechanic and worked in a factory. In 1983, his first novel Le Thé au harem d’Archimède (Tea in the Harem) […]

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Navan Chetty

Biography: Navan Chetty, a Fine Art and Photography graduate, first worked as set/costume designer at the Asoka Theatre (UNDW), then as an artist in residence at The Printmaking Workshop in New York. Back in SA he was an on-air presenter (SABC) and short and directed a range of programes in the lifestyle, travel, and youth […]

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Isabelle Christiaens

Biography: Isabelle Christiaens worked as a director for 25 years at Belgian channel RTBF. She graduated from IAD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts) in Belgium in 1985. Then she began her career in television news and produced many reports for shows such as C’est à voir, Plein cadre, Droit de cité (Belgium, France, Africa, USSR, Former […]

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Emma Christopher

Biography: Emma is an academic historian, writer and anti-slavery campaigner who is on the faculty at the University of Sydney and currently holds a five-year Australian Research Council Fellowship. She has previously held fellowships at Yale University and Monash University, and has worked extensively in West Africa. Her first book, Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive […]

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Jim Chuchu

Biography: Jim Chuchu is a visual artist, filmmaker and musician from Nairobi, Kenya. He is also co-founder and Creative Director at the NEST – a multidisciplinary art space in Nairobi, and a member of the NEST Collective. He first came to attention as a member of Kenyan music group Just A Band and subsequently as director of […]

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