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Spirit of Cinema Award

Wanuri Kahiu


Acknowledged as one of Africa's most promising directors, Wanuri Kahiu is a highly esteemed Kenyan film director, producer, and author. She stands among a vibrant new generation of talents representing contemporary African culture. Wanuri Kahiu has been honored with numerous awards and nominations for her directorial work, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009 for her impactful dramatic feature film, "From a Whisper." In addition to her significant contributions to filmmaking, Wanuri Kahiu is the co-founder of Afrobubblegum, a media collective dedicated to championing African art for its intrinsic value.