"follow the clues that God has given you"
The Kenyan native Effy Kawira began her career in film as an actor and producer creating short films and music videos in Minneapolis with local filmmakers and friends which then led her into the world of directing and from there her interest and devotion blossomed.
Effy’s propulsive passion for storytelling is the driving force behind every project. Effy’s versatility in her experiences in acting, modeling, producing, and illustration has been a key player in providing her with the skill to adapt and collaborate with a diverse range of artists. She is dedicated to telling the stories of those who may feel voiceless and unheard. Not only does Effy seek to execute content that mesmerizes the viewer, but she aims to aid in propelling the change for more representation of various communities in the media.
Join us for a conversation on what drew Effy to filmmaking (5:00), what inspires her (8:05), what going to college to study economics taught her (14:25), importance of having a tribe (20:06), the values that shape her work (23:08), her favourite work to date and In Praise of the Shadow (28:45), confidence (35:25), what representation looks like in the current film industry and her favourite directors (46:12), Hunger Magazine Editorial - Devenir Femme (52:22) and a message to her younger self (60:00).
Find her elsewhere on the internet:
In Praise of the Shadow (Youtube)
Hunger Mag Editorial (www.hungertv.com/editorial/devenir-femme/)