AKUOL DE MABIOR
Akuol de Mabior is a South Sudanese filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has directed one feature-length film and four shorts. No Simple Way Home, her feature-directorial debut, had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2022, becoming the first South Sudanese film to screen at the celebrated event. The film has gone on to screen at festivals around the world, including Hot Docs and CPH:DOX, and won the prestigious Dok.horizonte award at Dok.fest in Munich. Akuol’s short films have also travelled, from the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town to the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Her latest short, On the White Nile, won gold at the New York Festivals TV and Film Awards. Believing that the perspectives of African women are undervalued, she aims to create stories for the screen that reach African audiences and encourage a renewed African imagination.
On the White Nile