Filming Sensitive Issues - Practitioner's Panel Discussion
03:00PM - 05:00PM
A rare opportunity to hear how these award-winning feature and documentary filmmakers have approached filming sensitive issues in, and about, Africa. The filmmakers’ subjects include the LGBTI community in Uganda, living in the shadows of the Rwandan genocide and the Mozambique civil war, and AIDS risks for women in Mozambique.
Panelists: Malika Zouhali-Worrall (Call Me Kuchu) ; Katherine Fairfaz Wright (Call Me Kuchu) ; Karen Boswall (From the Ashes / Dancing on the Edge)
No booking required, spaces limited
In partnership with Adult Community Education at the BFI Southbank
More about the participants:
Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s work as a print and video journalist has been published in The Financial Times and at CNN.com. She has reported for CNN.com from India, Uganda, China and the U.S. on politics, technology and LGBT rights.
Malika is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds an MA in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). She is currently based in New York City. She is a Chaz & Roger Ebert Directing Fellow, and an alumnus of the Film Independent Documentary Lab and the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
Karen Boswall has been making films in Mozambique since 1990. She worked as a sound-recordist, composer, musical director and sound designer on many of the great films produced in Mozambique and began directing her own films in 1998 with Living Battles (Promarte 52 mins) and From the Ashes (Cinelandia 26 mins, 1999).
In 2000, she established her own production company Catembe Producoes Lda and produced and directed a number of films including Dancing on the Edge (46m ARTE/ZDF/YLE/ABC Steps for the Future) and the award winning Marrabentando: The Stories My Guitar Sings (52m RTP). She also encouraged young talents in Mozambique producing the films of others including True Friends (4x5m Steps for the Future), Marrabentando in Gaza (2 x12m) A Dugong’s Tale (12m) and Em Perigo (52m & 3 x 26m).
She is currently living in the UK teaching Film & Television in Canterbury.
Katherine Fairfax Wright graduated from Columbia University with a double major in Film Studies and Anthropology.
She produced Gaby on the Roof in July, which premiered at Cinequest 2010, and won Best Narrative Feature and Best Actress at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Weaned on a school of vérité filmmakers, Katherine has worked closely with Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Nelson Walker III, and Fellipe Barbosa. She associate-produced Perlmutt and Walker’s award-winning documentary Lumo, which aired on P.O.V. and won the 2007 Student Academy Award, as well as Perlmutt’s Les Vulnerables, the closing short at the New York Film Festival 2007. Katherine has worked in a producing role on several other films and she is an award-winning photographer.
She is a Chaz & Roger Ebert Directing Fellow, and an alumnus of the Film Independent Documentary Lab and the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Katherine one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.