Self Care in a Time of Madness…

Self Care in a Time of Madness…

  So Charlottesville and the KKK. And Barcelona. And any number of non-Western countries going through all sorts of political shit and bigotry right now. And eclipses. And capitalism. Just all of it. It’s beyond exhausting. I’ve never dreaded logging...
First there was Sarafina!, and now The Queen of Katwe

First there was Sarafina!, and now The Queen of Katwe

It’s hard to explain what it’s like to have grown up NEVER seeing your own image in a movie or TV show except in crisis on the news. I know people talk about that a lot, especially in this age of pushback on the lack of diversity and representation in...
Not-for-Profit African Filmmaking

Not-for-Profit African Filmmaking

I’ve never considered how deeply steeped in Western culture screenwriting is until I had to teach it in Swahili. Seriously yo, by the end of the day my brain is thoroughly fried trying to find ways to explain “the inciting incident” and...
Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can!

Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can!

That’s the chant that was in my head this morning when I woke up! I’ve been reaching out far and wide, to friends, relatives and press people to talk about the work that we’re doing here, and as I was jotting down some notes to think of all the...