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About the Director

Julie Dash

Biography: The Library of Congress has placed Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust in the National Film Registry; her feature film joins a select group of American films preserved as National Treasures. Julie Dash was born and raised in New York City; she has toured nationally and internationally with her work, and she has received […]

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Alan Dater

Biography: Alan Dater graduated from Goddard College in 1965 with a B.A. in Philosophy. He began his film career in New York City shortly thereafter working on documentaries as a freelance soundman and later as a director/cameraman. Many of these productions were broadcast on the major U.S. networks and include: span, an Emmy Award-winning medical […]

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Alan Dater and Lisa Merton

Biography: Alan Dater and Lisa Merton have been working together on the production of documentary films since 1989. Their productions include: Home to Tibet, a film about a Tibetan refugee’s return to his homeland, shown on many PBS stations, and at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam; Bridge of Fire, the story of the […]

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Ossie Davis

Biography: Civil rights activist, actor and director Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917, in Cogdell, Georgia. He studied both at Howard and Columbia University. Most of his career was spent acting, and he started that career in 1950, with the film No Way Out, which also starred Sidney Poitier. He was one of […]

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Peter Davis and Daniel Riesenfeld

Biography: Peter Davis founded Villon Films, which has been independently producing and distributing award-winning films since 1970. With a strong focus on socio-political documentary, the collection spans such issues as government, history, ecology, culture, health and science, women’s issues, biography, and the apartheid period of South African history. Peter Davis has written, produced, and directed […]

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Peter Davis

Biography: Peter Davis founded Villon Films, which has been independently producing and distributing award-winning films since 1970. With a strong focus on socio-political documentary, the collection spans such issues as government, history, ecology, culture, health and science, women’s issues, biography, and the apartheid period of South African history. Peter Davis has written, produced, and directed […]

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Eliane de Latour

Biography: Eliane de Latour, research director at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), anthropologist and film director began making documentary films after completing her thesis, alternating shoots in France and Africa whilst continuing to write. She then turned to fiction, tackling various illegal worlds–prisons, ghetto, clandestine existence–also writing a novel, Malik Ambar. Through […]

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Felix De Rooy

Biography: Felix De Rooy was born in 1952 in Curaçao, the Dutch Antilles and was raised in Curaçao, Suriname and Mexico. He was educated at the Free Academy of Psychopolis in The Hague, Netherlands and received a Master of Arts in Film Directing from New York University in 1982. He is a visual artist, a […]

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Jacques de Villiers

Biography: Cape Town born de Villiers is a film editor, music-maker, occasional film lecturer/teacher and very occasional director. He is very active as a musician, having released the album sleepsongs and the More Wind For Lonely Suburbs EP. He is currently at work on a new album and the completion of a long-term video installation project, In Memoriam: Eulogies to Lost […]

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Jacques de Villiers and Laura Gamse

Biography: Cape Town born de Villiers is a film editor, music-maker, occasional film lecturer/teacher and very occasional director. He is very active as a musician, having released the album sleepsongs and the More Wind For Lonely Suburbs EP. He is currently at work on a new album and the completion of a long-term video installation project, […]

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Bentley Dean

Biography: After making a number of award-winning powerful social documentaries Bentley Dean teamed up with Martin Butler in 2009 to make Contact – a film about the last desert peoples in Australia. They made the four-part documentary series First Footprints about Australia’s 50,000-year Aboriginal history in 2013. Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: Tanna (2016). Filmography: […]

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Luiz DeBarros and Andile Genge

Biography: Luiz DeBarros is a South African award-winning filmmaker, writer, photographer, designer and creative director. He is a respected, multi-talented creative, working both in the entertainment and marketing fields, with considerable experience across multiple media; including film, television, internet, print and other platforms. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with an Honours Degree […]

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Clarence Delgado

Biography: Clarence Delgado was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1953. After studying cinematography in Algeria and Portugal, he worked as the assistant to Ousmane Sembène, and most recently as assistant director on Guelwaar. Niiwam, his first feature film, won the prize for best first film at the 1992 African Film Festival in Milan. (Source: AFF, […]

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Christine Delorme

Biography: Christine Delorme is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer for the French radio station, France Culture. Her work interrogates different worlds, with no apparent ties, that she succeeds in bringing together to reveal unexpected connections. Her meeting with Ousmane Sembène at FESPACO (Ougagadougou) in 1985 resulted in her film, Ousmane Sembène, tout à la fois; […]

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Yemane I. Demissie

Biography: Yemane I. Demissie is an award winning independent filmmaker who has received numerous awards for his work including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Walter Mosley award for Best Documentary, the Locarno Film Festival Production Grant, the American Film Institute’s Filmmaker’s Grant, the Paulin Vieyra Merit Award for Outstanding Work in the Cinema, the […]

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Wondessen Deresse

Biography: Wondessen Deresse was born in 1978 in Northern Ethiopia, otherwise known as Wurgessa, and grew up in the capital, Addis Ababa. He completed high school in 1998 and joined Gem TV to train to be a filmmaker. He studied for 5 years and graduated with a diploma (with distinction) from UK City and Guilds […]

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Rehad Desai and Anita Khanna

Biography: Rehad Desai is a former political exile from South Africa, who returned to his home country in 1990. Desai entered the television and film industry as a producer and director in 1996. In 1997, he completed his master’s degree in social history at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; he then completed a […]

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Rehad Desai

Biography: Rehad Desai is a former political exile from South Africa, who returned to his home country in 1990. Desai entered the television and film industry as a producer and director in 1996. In 1997, he completed his master’s degree in social history at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; he then completed a […]

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Mamadou Dia

Biography: Mamadou is a Senegalese director based in New York. He is completing a Master in Filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU). Before moving to the US he worked as a videojournalist and camera operator in Senegal for more than eight years. His short film, Contained, is based on true events that happened in […]

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Lydie Diakhaté

Biography: Lydie Diakhaté is an independent film producer and art critic specializing in the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. She is the founder of K’a Yelema Productions in Paris and New York and co-founder and director of the Real Life Documentary Festival in Accra, Ghana (2006-2011). One Bright Morning is her […]

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