Director Masterclass: Anjali Nayar - Scottish Documentary Institute

Director Masterclass: Anjali Nayar

Scottish Documentary Institute and Take One Action present this free Masterclass aimed at filmmakers and film students.

Anjali Nayar
Director of Silas

Anjali Nayar is an award-winning writer and director based between Montreal and Nairobi.

This Masterclass with Canadian filmmaker Anjali Nayar will explore the making of Silas, an environmental creative documentary incorporating a strong element of community-sourced media as part of its process. Through the Masterclass, she will share her strategy to be inclusive with her filmmaking and will inspire Scottish filmmakers to explore the “Democratisation of the narrative”.

Her newest feature Silas (world premiere TIFF 2017) profiles a network of citizen reporters, using smart phones to expose land grabs and corruption in West Africa. Anjali’s feature directorial debut, Gun Runners (Hot Docs 2016), about Kenyan warriors turned marathoners, is now available on Netflix and her new short film Évasion (Escape, 2018), is touring festivals around the world. Anjali is also directing Just A Band, a fractionally-fictional documentary about an Afro-electric pop group that wants to go to space, as well as a number of short scripted and virtual reality films. Beyond film, Anjali founded TIMBY (This Is My Backyard), a suite of digital tools that helps activists report, verify and tell stories safely. She has a Masters from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Masters in Environmental Management from Oxford and a Graduate degree from the International Space University.


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