Yaba Badoe is a BBC-trained, award-winning documentary film maker and writer with many years experience in broadcast television. She has made arts and culture based documentaries for the main terrestrial channels in the UK. In 2003 she directed a one hour documentary about the life and work of Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison, for BBC4. Her latest film, The Witches of Gambaga (Fadoa Films, 2010), won the 2010 Best Documentary Award at the Black International Film Festival and 2nd Prize, Documentaries at FESPACO 2011.
Abena P.A. Busia
Professor Abena P. A. Busia is an accomplished poet and cultural critic best known for her role in directing and editing the award-winning Women Writing Africa Series, a ground-breaking project that familiarized her with the lives and contexts of generations of Africa’s women writers. She co-produced, with filmmaker Akosua Busia, The Prof: A Man Remembered (Prince of Peace Productions, 2008) and is currently Chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.
Jeremiah Dogbe is a graduate of the National Film and Television Institute, Accra and CEO of XMH Pictures. A free-lance media practitioner, he has worked with advertising agencies in Ghana and on international film projects as a sound recordist. XMH Pictures provides audio visual services to television programmes on all networks in Ghana.
Amina Mama is one of Africa’s leading activist feminist scholars. A former Chair in Gender Studies at the University of Cape Town’s African Gender Institute for 10 years, she founded the journal Feminist Africa, has taught courses in African cinema and co-produced The Witches of Gambaga. She is currently on the faculty of Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey is Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University and on the faculty of the School of Human and Organizational Development at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. She has held the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women’s Leadership at Mills College, Jane Watson Irwin Chair in Women’s Studies at Hamilton College, and has been visiting professor at other universities and colleges.
Darren Hercher studied documentary photography at Newport School of Art in Wales and graduated in 1999. He worked as a freelance cameraman in London for several years before directing his own films. His first film Send Me Somewhere Special won Best Newcomer 2005 at the Grierson Awards and Best Documentary at Britspotting 2006. His next film The Downhill Racer went on to win the Best Documentary Feature at the Celtic Media Awards 2007. In 2008 he moved to Glasgow to make Sighthill Stories, which won the Scottish Bafta for Best Factual Programme in 2009. He lives and works in Glasgow.
Rashid Davari is an award-winning editor with experience of working on a wide range of programmes for broadcasters and independents in Britain, Europe, America and South Asia. His films include The Life of a Ten Pound Note for BBC2, Children’s Hospital for BBC1, A Father’s Story for ITV1 and two docudramas for C4’s Trial & Error series. In April 2014 Rashid Davari Post Productions opened its doors to clients with The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, which was off-lined, on-lined and graded in its state of the art post-production facility in London.
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