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Musola Cathrine Kaseketi        

First Female Zambian Film Director; Human Rights Activist

Musola Cathrine Kaseketi is the first Zambian female film director and human rights activist, uses film as a tool for human rights advocacy. Initially, she studied film-making in South Africa, then Human Rights and Cinema at European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization in Italy and Human Rights advocacy and Cinema at the Institute of Human Rights Study, Columbia University, USA. She was subsequently a Disability Equality External Consultant with the International Labour Organisation.

She is the founder of Vilole (View) Images Productions, a nonprofit organization which educates upcoming filmmakers, began Zambia’s first international film festival, Shungu Namutitima (Smoke That Thunders), and Women and Girls with Disability Rights of Zambia, a project to empower and improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities, and promotes inclusions. In 2016 she hosted the first Gender Based Violence Conference against women with disabilities.

Many of her films and documentaries address social issues affecting women and girls with disabilities. Her first film, Suwi (“Faith”), which is the first international award winning Zambian feature film released was screened all over Africa, as well as in several European countries. Musola sits on disability and film related committees as a member, advisor or mentor.

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