5 Minutes with Tiny Mungwe

5 Minutes with Tiny Mungwe

1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?

I am a documentary producer for STEPS in Cape Town. STEPS is a non-profit production company working documentary, which also distributes documentary through the platform Afridocs. 

2. What are you currently up to? Are there any exciting projects ongoing?

We are currently producing a pan-African documentary film project called Generation Africa, which is an anthology of 30 documentary films from 17 countries highlighting youth experiences through the topic of migration.

3. What’s your best project/work to date?

Generation Africa is a very big project for me and has given me an opportunity to work with exciting filmmakers and partners to make compelling stories that I cannot wait for the world to see. The STEPS methodology of producing film for social change is an invaluable experience of making film that makes a difference.

Presenting with Estelle Robin You and Ousmane Samassekou at the IDFA Forum 2019

4. Who or what inspires you?

Stories and storytelling are a constant source of inspiration for me, producing documentary also means working with people who want to make a difference in the world.

5. When you’re not working, what do you like to do?

I like to relax as much as possible reading, watching films and writing.

6. Finally, what tips or advice could you give to other documentary creatives, just starting out or to the more experienced creatives needing a bit of encouragement?

I think community is very important and it helps to find your tribe in the film community and the world you wish to make films in. Hard work is also very important as people work with new collaborators based on recommendation.