Barthélémy Fougea Don Edkins

Don Edkins is a South African documentary filmmaker and producer based in Cape Town. He has extensive work experience in the field of media and social change, and in Lesotho founded a mobile cinema in 1993 that distributes and screens films at a community level. His films include Goldwidows (1990), The Colour of Gold (1992), and The Broken String (1996). He produced the Southern African series on truth and reconciliation Landscape of Memory (1998), and the multi-awarded documentary project Steps for the Future (2001/04) – a collection of 38 films about Southern Africa in the time of HIV and AIDS . He was Executive Producer of the Steps International global documentary project Why Democracy? 10 long and 15 short films screened by 48 broadcasters in 180 countries that won numerous awards including a Grierson, a Peabody and an Academy Award for Alex Gibney’s Taxi to the Dark Side. He was screenwriter and co-producer of the documentary film on Miriam Makeba, Mama Africa (2011). He is Executive Producer on the Steps International Peabody awarded documentary project Why Poverty? with 8 long and 34 short documentary films screened globally by 70 broadcasters in November 2012. He is also Executive Producer of AfriDocs, the first weekly primetime documentary strand across sub-Saharan Africa, and has co-authored a book on documentary filmmaking ¬– Steps by Steps.