Screens on Wednesday, March 30, 5pm – RU Paul Robeson Student Center
MK Portrait 2014

Matamba Kombila – Director

Originally from Gabon, Matamba is based in New York City. She’s a self taught writer – director with a background in the luxury fashion industry. She ‘s recently written, photographed, directed and edited two experimental short films, A Walk in Beauty and A Walk in Purpose. In 2015, A Walk in Purpose screened at various festivals in Europe and the USA. It is part of BRIC‘s 2016 show Open (C)all: Open to Debate. Her third short, Telesourd, which she wrote and directed was shot in Gabon. It is currently doing the festival circuit globally. She has initiated the development of the feature animated film Ebando, a Gabonese creation myth, and of the live action drama Black Car, a murder investigation set in a fictive African Republic.

 About “Telesourd” 

Anoushka, Chris Levy, Livia and Pierre, four deaf kids frustrated by their difficulties to navigate the hearing world, invent a machine that will give deaf people access to possibles until then unimaginable.Telesourd was made collaboratively by a crew of volunteer education and film talents, following a seven weeks intensive filmmaking workshop at the National School for the Hearing Impaired (ENEDA) in Libreville, Gabon with the students of the 6th grade class. They consequently actively participated or assisted in all aspects of the production, from screenplay to producing, acting, set designing, co-directing, and photographing.