Journalist & Documentary Producer/Director
I have over a decade of experience as a journalist and documentary producer/director in more than 15 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Starting out as a news reporter and content editor for newspapers in England, I moved in to news and documentaries for BBC World News, Reuters and China Central Television.
While working on Working Lives: Human Traffic, a six-part documentary series for BBC World News, I reported on a raid at a child labour clothes factory in India and women trafficked from Tanzania to England to work as maids.
After moving to Nairobi, Kenya, from London, to report in the continent my family fled as Ugandan refugees in the 1970s, I produced and directed documentaries on sociopolitical topics around Africa. Mother Liberia and Sankara’s Ghost were nominated for Best Documentary. While making films, I reported for Reuters’ news video service Africa Journal.
Independently, I produced and directed Shine Your Light, a short documentary about inspiring everyday Kenyan women for International Women’s Day with an all-female crew in Nairobi and created a mobile technology platform with two California-based software engineers to connect survivors through their stories to advocate healing and empathy. The project began on the Stories of Survival Facebook page that attracted more than 250K followers.
I have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Artificial Intelligence & Psychology from The University of Birmingham and a postgraduate qualification in Journalism.