Nyasha Kadandara


Nyasha Kadandara is an award-winning pan-African director and cinematographer. She tells stories that traverse the continent and reflect alternative voices. 

Nyasha Kadandara is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. In 2015, her first film Through the Fire, about a recovering drug-user facing the demons of his past, won the Audience Choice Award for a short documentary at Atlanta Docufest. Her short documentary Queens & Knights about a gay and inclusive rugby team won first prize at the 2016 NBC Sports film contest Cptr’d and premiered at South by SouthWest. In 2019, she wrote, filmed and produced Sex and the Sugar Daddy, an extensive multimedia piece on transactional sex relationships in Kenya which was a finalist for the One World Media Awards in the Popular Feature and Digital Media categories. 

Nyasha's latest works include Le Lac, a virtual reality documentary which looks at the effects of climate change and the Boko Haram insurgency around Lake Chad. The production won the Digital Narrative Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2019 and is currently on the festival circuit. Her investigative documentary Imported for my Body about cross-continental sex trafficking was shortlisted for the Amnesty Media Awards in 2020 and selected for the Human Rights Watch Festival in Kenya.

Nyasha Kadandara on Social Media:
Instagram: @missnyashak
Twitter: @MissNyashaK

Nyasha Kadandara

Portrait credit: Sarah Waiswa