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Screenwriting Tanzania

Martin Mhando

Dr. Martin Mhando

Dr. Martin Mhando is Research Fellow in the School of Media, Communication and Culture at Murdoch University in Western Australia. As well as being Co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas, published by Intellect, UK, he is also Festival Director of the Zanzibar international Film Festival (ZIFF). His areas of interest and research include Screen Read More

Cajetan Boy

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Cajetan Boy is the Products Development Leader for ET CETERA PRODUCTIONS LIMITED. A Performing Artist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Director and Script writing Mentor. Also alumnus of the Maisha film lab and in the recent past has been involved in the Maisha Film Lab screenwriting workshops as a screenwriting mentor. Currently he is a guest lecturer at Read More

Amandina Lihamba

Amandina Lihamba

Amandina Lihamba is a Professor in theatre arts and has recently completed a tenure as the Principal of Manawa University College of Education of the University of Dar Es Salam. Before that she was the Dean of the then Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Director of Public Service and Head of the Department of Read More

Abdu Simba

Abdu Simba

Abdu holds a BA (Honors) degree in History and Politics from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. As a professional, he has developed significant business experience as a director of a number of firms engaged in consumer goods manufacturing, insurance brokerage, advisory services and entertainment. He is the former Head of the Read More

James Gayo

James Gayo

James Gayo, a well-known cartoonist in East Africa and a filmmaker, is among the early Maisha alumni. Apart from his two short films, The Trip and The Retirement Day, Gayo has written and directed for TV broadcasts. His recent works include the TASWIRA YETU documentary series that has just ended airing at Star TV. Through Read More