STAFF

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Creative Director,

Douglas DC. Sebamala

(Uganda/USA)

Advocacy Artists, Producer, Writer,  Actor/Director and Multimedia Journalist, with a B.A in Journalism and communication from Makerere University. DS. Dubois uses Arts 

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Pamela Otali
Heads of Business Development and Strategy (Uganda)
Advocacy Artists, Producer, Writer,  Actor/Director and Multimedia Journalist, with a B.A in Journalism and communication from Makerere University. Dubois uses Arts 

Communication through digital and performance art to propel advocacy and human rights sensitization, through high quality film, theater and multimedia production. His works address issues for empowerment of marginalized communities, bringing to the fore authentic lived experiences. In 2007, he understood the power of the arts when his performance poetry, The Destitute, for Queen Elizabeth II was thoroughly edited by authorities to avoid being critical of British imperialism and a corrupt Ugandan government. He writes to challenge gender inequality, sexual gender based violence, human rights abuses, all forms of discrimination, oppression and suppression of free expression.

Communication through digital and performance art to propel advocacy and human rights sensitization, through high quality film, theater and multimedia production. His works address issues for empowerment of marginalized communities, bringing to the fore authentic lived experiences. In 2007, he understood the power of the arts when his performance poetry, The Destitute, for Queen Elizabeth II was thoroughly edited by authorities to avoid being critical of British imperialism and a corrupt Ugandan government. He writes to challenge gender inequality, sexual gender based violence, human rights abuses, all forms of discrimination, oppression and suppression of free expression.

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Marion Nagaba
Accountant / Finance

(Uganda)
She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

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Essien Yeshua
Programs Manager,

(Uganda)
She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

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Halima Gwokyaalya
Monitoring & Evaluations Manager

She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

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Ben  Lamar Ssemambo
General Manager

(Uganda/Kenya).
She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a

BOARD MEMBERS

ANGELLA EMURWON
ANGELLA EMURWON

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ANGELLA EMURWON

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Angella Emurwon
Board Chair

(Uganda/Kenya).
She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. Her 

debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

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Mary helda Akongo
Youth Development
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Uganda)
She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

DENNIS YUEH-YEH LI
DENNIS YUEH-YEH LI

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 Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Partnerships
(Taiwan/USA)

Originally from Taiwan, Dennis earned his MA in Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He works as a director, playwright, and performer, having 

created productions addressed upon sexuality, created productions addressed upon sexuality, philosophy, humanity, and social class, to give his unique perspective on time, space, and power relations. His works have been shown at Theater for the New City, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church, and New Ohio Theatre. Dennis worked with The Living Theatre, and is an alumnus of the New York Directing Fellowship of Drama League, the Institute Fellowship of Target Margin Theater, and also a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and the Al Límite Collective.”

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Rosie Motene
Gender Lead
(South Africa)

She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

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Flora Aduk
Africa Relations

(Uganda).
She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

APPRENTICES

2020 - 2021

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Playwright/Director, Angella Emurwon

(Uganda/Kenya).

She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

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Playwright/Director, Angella Emurwon

(Uganda/Kenya).

She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

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Playwright/Director, Angella Emurwon

(Uganda/Kenya).

She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

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Playwright/Director, Angella Emurwon

(Uganda/Kenya).

She has built a strong background over the decade as Playwright, Writing Mentor, and Filmmaker. She is a two-time BBC Radio Drama  Award winner. 

Her debut short film, Sunday, won Best East African short film at the 2019 Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), 2nd Prize, Films by Women at Ndiva Women's Film Festival (Ghana, 2019). In 2015 the feature film project based on her radio play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” won CineMart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at Durban FilmMart (2015). Since 2014, in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, she’s mentored screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Germany.

2019 - 2020