Nyasha is an award-winning pan-African director and cinematographer who tells stories that traverse the continent and reflect alternative voices. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. In 2015, her first film 'Through the Fire' about a recovering drug-user facing the demons of his past won the Audience Choice Award for a short documentary at Atlanta Docufest. Her short documentary 'Queens & Knights' about a gay and inclusive rugby team won first prize at the 2016 NBC Sports film contest Cptr’d and premiered at South by SouthWest. In 2019, she wrote, filmed and produced 'Sex and the Sugar Daddy' an extensive multimedia piece on transactional sex relationships in Kenya which was a finalist for the One World Media Awards in the Popular Feature and Digital Media categories. Nyasha's latest work includes 'Le Lac' a virtual reality documentary which looks at the effects of climate change and the Boko Haram insurgency around Lake Chad. 'Le Lac' won the Digital Narrative Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2019  and is currently on the festival circuit. And, her investigative documentary 'Imported for my Body' about cross-continental sex trafficking was shortlisted for the Amnesty Media Awards in 2020 and selected for the Human Rights Watch Festival in Kenya.

Contact: nyasha.kadandara@gmail.com

2020 One World Media Award Longlist

2020 Amnesty International Media Awards Shortlist

2019 One World Media Awards - Popular Feature Finalist

2019 One World Media Award - Digital Media Finalist

2019 Film Africa Travel Grants Awardee

2019 Sheffield DocFest - Digital Narrative Award Winner

2018 IWMF Howard Buffet Grantee

2018 IWMF Africa Great Lakes Fellow

2017 New Dimensions Artist

2016 NBC Sports Cptr’d Contest - Winner

2016 Spotlight Documentary Film - Award Platinum Award

2015 Joyce A. de Groot Award 

2015  Atlanta Documentary Festival Audience Choice Award

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