- About Zina Saro-Wiwa
Full name: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Also known as: Zina Saro-Wiwa, Saro-Wiwa, Zina
Professions: Director, Writer, Cinematographer
- Zina Saro-Wiwa Biography
Zina Saro-Wiwa is a video artist and film-maker. She makes video installations, documentaries, music videos and experimental films.Saro-Wiwa is the founding film-maker of the alt-Nollywood movement. A movement that utilises the narrative, stylistic and visual conventions of the Nollywood film industry but for subversive, politically challenging ends.Formerly a BBC journalist, her artistic practice emerged from her interest in changing the way the world sees Africa using film, art and food. Her practice includes New West African Kitchen, a project where Saro-Wiwa re-imagines West African cuisine. Each feast also features African video art presentations and a mini lecture.On 22 March 2011, Saro-Wiwa was named as one of the top 25 leaders of the African Renaissance in The Times newspaper.
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