Peabody, IDA, & PGA-nominated producer Toni Kamau is setting the records as the youngest female documentary producer to be invited to the Academy. Toni taught us about Sheng ( a slang language originating from the mix of Swahili and English),. In her latest film Softie, Toni humanizes and captures Boniface Mwangi the infamous political activist from Kenya in a point of view no one has ever seen before, her process of unlearning and unpacking the effects of the western gaze in storytelling, being a part of the first tv show to tackle human rights topics like; the LGBT, land, socioeconomic issues in Africa, and the impact of putting African stories on the much more global screen.
Check out www.wearenothemachine.com to learn more about Toni's work.
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Producer: Soleil Space
Hosts: Micha Cooper-Edwards, Priya Shanmuganathan
Guest: Toni Kamau
Editor: Cooper Conley-Currier
Outro Song: Marathon Runner - Nyashinski