OUR TEAM

SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS
FROM AFRICAN WOMEN
AND WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD

Edima Otuokon

Nigeria

A proud Nigerian woman, Edima has chosen to focus her life and career on projects that improve the lives of those around her. Edima brings an extensive range of skills and expertise to Ladima. She has worked in Nigeria and across Africa in the education sector, government policy consultation, eventing and entertainment as well as studying conflict resolution and business. 

Lara Utian-Preston

South Africa

Lara is a passionate believer in Africa-Futurism and is firmly optimistic about the future of the continent. Her current focus on the film industry has seen her develop projects including the launch of the new event, DISCOP Zanzibar, ZIFF’s first ever film and TV content market, SOKO FILAM, and the Cape Town Film Festival amongst others.

Lydia Idakula Sobogun

Nigeria

Lydia is a Producer who works in Nigeria. She also runs TARUWA, a monthly performing arts open mic event in Lagos and a yearly arts festival. She is passionate about using arts and culture to inspire change. 

Patrice Carter

USA

Born in Jamaica, Patrice Carter was raised in the South Florida sun and the New York City film industry. Her career started with a passion for creating powerful imagery through film and continues to shape her current work in documentary. Patrice is an experienced manager and creative strategist with a career that spans 15+ years in the entertainment and nonprofit industries managing acclaimed personalities and brands, driving creation, building & executing projects and seeking the right talent & partnerships to do it with.

Theresa Hill

South Africa 

Theresa has years of experience in the world of documentary film and currently works with STEPS in programming AfriDocs amongst fundraising and marketing responsibilities.

Malu van Leeuwen

Zanzibar

Malu has a diverse background, ranging from journalism and graphic design to intense project management within often difficult environments. Her vast network and marketing skills are a major asset to the Foundation.

Adenike Mantey

Nigeria

Adenike is an experienced trade and investment specialist and business environment reform expert with over 15 years’ experience advising the Nigerian Government on policy reforms and business environment reforms and investment promotion policy strategies and tactics.

 

She currently consults for clients like the World Bank, DFID, GIZ and EU programmes overseeing the design and delivery of interventions that promote sustainable investment, public-private dialogue and business environment reforms across multiple economic sectors. 

 

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