Don Edkins

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Don Edkins is a South African documentary filmmaker and producer based in Cape Town. He has produced documentary film projects that have been broadcast around the world, such as Steps for the Future, Why Democracy? and Why Poverty? earning multiple international awards including an Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side, and the Special Teddy Award at the 63rd Berlinale for Steps for the Future.

The Peabody awarded the Why Poverty? project, with documentary films from 21 countries, it was also screened globally by 70 broadcasters. He is Executive Producer of AfriDocs, a free-to-view VOD platform and broadcast strand across Africa that screens the best African and international documentary films. Currently he is producing a new documentary film project, Generation Africa, with African filmmakers across the continent.



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