About Us

Board of Directors

• Yolisa Duley, M.Ed., Educator; Director, National Coalition Building Institute, Big Island, HI
• Ijeoma Iloputaife, M.F.A., Filmmaker & Artist, President, Omafe Productions, Anaheim Hills, CA
• Lensa Gudina, M.A., Educator, Co-Founder, Gudina Tumsa Foundation, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
• Gerard Kedrebeogo, M.A., Doctorat 3e Cycle, Ph.D., Linguist, CNRST (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
• Taale Laafi Rosellini, M.F.A., Founder & Executive Director, African Family Film Foundation. Filmmaker, Santa Cruz, CA

Advisory Board

• David Anthony, Ph. D., Historian, Board of Studies in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
• Pato Banton, Singer & Songwriter, Founder, The Reggae Revolution, Birmingham, England
• Jacques Depelchin, Ph.D., Historian, independent scholar from Congo
• Manthia Diawara, Ph.D., Film Historian, Africana Studies Program, New York University, New York, NY
• Jacqueline DjeDje, Ph.D., Ethnomusicologist, Department of Music, University of California at Los Angeles, CA
• Kaissa Doumbe, Singer & Songwriter, New York, NY
• Gaston Kabore, D.E.A., Filmmaker, former Executive Director, FEPACI, Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes (Panafrican Federation of Filmmakers), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
• Oger Kabore, Doctorat 3e Cycle, Ethnolinguist & Musician, Director, Archives Audiovisuelles, CNRST, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
• Kali Kata m’Bula, Artist & Teacher, Santa Cruz, CA
• Filippe Sawadogo, D.E.A., Ambassador of Burkina Faso to France; former Secretary General, FESPACO, Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou
• Boyo Roger Siene, Photographer & Sound Recordist, Archives Audiovisuelles, CNRST, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
• Cheick Oumar Sissoko, D.E.A., Filmmaker, Director, Centre National de Production Cinématographique, Bamako, Mali
• Eric Thiermann, M.F.A., Filmmaker, Founder & President, Impact Productions, Santa Cruz, CA
• Robert Winshall, M.D., Chico, CA

Supporters

African Family Film Foundation and African Family Films would like to thank the many volunteers, individual contributors, advisors, consultants, technicians, and institutions for their kind assistance and support for our work. The Foundation has been supported in part by grants, in-kind services, awards or honors from the following institutions:

• Archives Audiovisuelles de l’IRSSH/CNRST, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
• Bibliothèque Publique d’Information, Paris, France
• Cascade African Film Festival, Portland, OR
• Center for Alternative Media, New York, NY
• Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France
• Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, Aptos, CA
• FESPACO, Festival PanAfricain de Cinéma de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
• Festival dei Popoli, Florence, Italy
• Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA
• Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
• Kurz Family Foundation, New York, NY
• Library of Congress, Washington, DC
• Marsden Foundation, New York, NY
• Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France
• National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
• National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC
• National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
• Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco, CA
• Pacific Pioneer Fund, San Rafael, CA
• PanAfrican Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
• Peace Corps/Burkina Faso
• Rex Foundation, Novato, CA
• Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, NY
• Santa Cruz Ethnic Arts Network, Santa Cruz, CA
• Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
• University of California at Los Angeles
• University of Washington, Seattle, WA
• University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI