Bio

I am an investigative journalist, researcher, and documentary filmmaker from Kenya. My work focuses on economic and environmental issues, resource extraction, and security.

Previously, I worked for the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), a humanitarian news service formerly under the United Nations, as a reporter and producer.

My work has appeared in Al Jazeera, BBC Focus on Africa magazine, IPS News, AFP, CCTV’s Faces of Africa, Jacobin Magazine, Africa is a Country, Ricochet Media and Pambazuka News. I was a researcher and director with CBC’s Emmy-nominated documentary series Interrupt this Program about art and activism. I also directed Home No More, a film about Islamophobia in Quebec City. I have reported and/or produced films from the DRC, Libya, the West Bank, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, and Senegal.

My film, In the Shadow of a Gold Mine, is an investigative portrait of a multinational gold mine in Tanzania and the small-scale miners who live in its shadow. I have a recently published book chapter on gold mining in Tanzania, in the collection Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession (Ed Dip Kapoor) and I am now working on a feature documentary about conservation in East and Central Africa.

I hold a BA in History and Development Studies from McGill University and an MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University in London. I am currently based in Montreal, Canada.