The Growth of Award-Winning Independent Cinema

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Toni Kamau is an Emmy, PGA and Peabody nominated film producer and founder of the production company We are not the machine.

Recent feature projects include Softie, directed by Sam Soko, which premiered at Sundance 2020 and I am Samuel, directed by Pete Murimi, which screened at BFI London Film Festival in 2020. Toni is currently working on a feature on conservation as well as two series that explore the legacy of colonialism in Africa.

She is committed to the representation of the Kenyan film industry at the global stage and does this through membership at the Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the International Documentary Association and the IADAS (Webby awards).

Toni Kamau is an Emmy, PGA and Peabody nominated film producer and founder of the production company ‘We Are Not The Machine’.

Recent feature projects include ‘Softie’, which premiered at Sundance 2020 and ‘I am Samuel’, which screened at BFI London Film Festival in 2020. Toni is currently working on a feature on conservation as well as two series that explore the legacy of colonialism in Africa.

She is committed to the representation of the Kenyan film industry at the global stage and does this through membership at the Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the International Documentary Association and the IADAS (Webby awards).

This Thursday Toni will take us through an exploration of the rise of internationally award winning independent cinema in East Africa and how it can help shift narratives about the region. She will also explore challenges, wins and opportunities in the sector.

Join us on Thursday 23rd September, 2021 as we host Toni Kamau as our guest speaker.

See you then.

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