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Nyasha Kadandara is a Zimbabwean-born visual storyteller based in East Africa. She focuses on a
broad spectrum of subjects including breaking news, climate change, education, migration, health, and conflict in various parts of Africa. Nyasha holds a master’s degree in journalism and documentary filmmaking from Columbia Journalism School. In 2015, she directed the award-winning documentary Through the Fire and her short documentary Queens & Knights won first prize at the 2016 NBC Sports film contest. Recent works include Sex and the Sugar Daddy an extensive multimedia piece on transactional sex relationships in Kenya which was shortlisted for the One World Media Awards in the Popular Feature and Digital Media categories. And, her virtual reality documentary, Le Lac, which looks at
the effects of climate change and the Boko Haram insurgency around Lake Chad and premiered at the 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest receiving the Best Digital Narrative Award.
Le Lac is a dreamscape where liquid gives way to dust. The oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad, is not who she used to be. Ninety percent of her water is gone, leaving her feeling depleted, wary, scared and insecure. Climate change has made the millions of people who depend on her vulnerable, and induced the threat of Boko Haram insurgency.
In this immersive documentary, step into the lives of Mahamat, a once-wealthy pastoralist, and Nassuri, a refugee-turnedfisherman, as the lake herself hopes for their survival amidst her scattered ponds.
Winner : Best Digital Narrative at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.