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Wanjiru Kairu

Wanjiru Kairu

Wanjiru Kairu is a Kenyan filmmaker interested in creating captivating films that promote dialogue on social issues. An alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006 and the Maisha Film Lab 2007, Wanjiru’s short films have been official selections at festivals such as the Pan African Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, ION Film Festival, Read More

Waniku Kiniaru Hansen Hazel

Waniku Kiniaru Hansen Hazel

I am Waniku Kiniaru Hansen Hazel and I currently live in USA. I have worked as a filmmaker since 2004 and it has been a very eventful and successful adventure. I have worked as a producer, director, set designer I am currently pursuing a career in photography as I write scripts on ideas I would Read More

Ronald Mackio

Ronald Mackio

Ronald Mackio is a graduate of Kenyatta University with a degree in Education (English and History). After graduation, he chose to teach through films rather than in the class room. He is an astute writer, both creative and factual. Currently, he has formed a company, Odios Creations, with Titus Maina. This company is a member Read More

Ravneet Sippy Chadha

Ravneet Sippy Chadha

Ravneet Sippy Chadha is a Kenyan Writer-Director, based in Nairobi. She quit financial services in 2007, as she had a powerful urge to tell her own stories through film. As a child she had to conform to a rigid set of rules . She rebelled against rules that denied her self expression. Now the whole Read More

Noosim Naimasiah

Noosim Naimasiah

‘Naimasiah is a PhD student at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Uganda. Noosim’s work engages with  histories and politics within Africa and views Art as a critical lens through which we can see ourselves’

Joe Kilonzo

Two years ago, I co-founded a community-based organization that seeks to highlight developmental activities through film, documentaries and music videos. My experience in the print media exposed me to the numerous challenges that community’s face but lack exposure due to the competitive nature of newsgathering in the print sector. Street Level seeks to fill this Read More

Emily Wanja

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Emily Wanja is a producer/ actress. She started her career as a stage actress, before moving on to star in 9 seasons of the TV series ‘Makutano Junction’ as a main actress, KONA an M-­‐NET Africa Magic soap opera and co-­‐hosted 60 episodes of ‘The Know Zone’ a children TV programme. She has been involved Read More

Cajetan Boy

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Cajetan Boy is the Products Development Leader for ET CETERA PRODUCTIONS LIMITED. He is a Performing Artist, Playwright, Screen Writer, Director and Script Writing Mentor. He is alumnus of the Maisha Film Lab and has in the recent past been involved in the Maisha Film Lab screen writing workshops as a screen writing mentor. His Read More