Artist and Filmmaker
Amirah Tajdin is an artist and filmmaker. Currently she splits her time between Africa and the Middle East, balancing freelance commercial directing work as well as independent fiction and documentary both locally and internationally. She forms the creative half of Seven Thirty Films - an Africa-based indie production company, which she founded in Nairobi in 2011 alongside her sister, producer Wafa Tajdin. Over the ten years of her career she’s created her own unique signature style in her own films and for brands like Cadillac, Saudi Telecom Company, Bloomingdales, Virgin Mobile, Pepsi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. She is a Sundance Institute fellow making her the first Kenyan director to be selected for both the Screenwriters’ Labs (Utah, 2017) and Directors’ Lab (Utah, 2018) for her feature film currently in development. Her branded content film SISTERHOOD: Action for Girls Who Code was a Tribeca X Award 2019 finalist.
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Interview by Bre Graham