Nyasha Kadandara is a Zimbabwean-born visual storyteller based in East Africa. She focuses on visually documenting a broad spectrum of subjects including breaking news, climate change, education, migration, health, and conflict in various parts of Africa. Nyasha holds a master's degree in journalism and documentary filmmaking from Columbia Journalism School. In 2015, she directed the award-winning documentary "Through the Fire" about a recovering drug-user facing the demons of his past which premiered at DOC NYC and won the Audience Choice Documentary Short Award at the Atlanta Docufest. Her short documentary "Queens & Knights" about an all-inclusive game rugby team won first prize at the 2016 NBC Sports film contest Cptr’d and premiered at South by SouthWest. Recent works include “Sex and the Sugar Daddy” an extensive multimedia piece on transactional sex relationships in Kenya which was shortlisted for the One World Media Awards in the Popular Feature and Digital Media categories. And, her virtual reality documentary, “Le Lac”, which looks at the effects of climate change and the Boko Haram insurgency around Lake Chad premiered at the 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest and won the Best Digital Narrative Award. Most recently, Nyasha directed “Imported for my Body” an investigation that uncovers an illegal network that trafficks African women to India and a life of sexual exploitation for BBC Africa Eye.

Contact: nyasha.kadandara@gmail.com

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