Dina Afkhampour

Festival manager

E-mail: Dina@cinemafrica.se





Dina Afkhampour studied Peace Education at UC Berkeley and gained field experience working with Forum Theater in Bosnia Hercegovina as part of pedagogical reform in the country. In 2013 she started programming and curating for CinemAfrica with the hopes of questioning the dominant narrative of white supremacy-capitalist-patriarchy in Sweden.







Hawa Sanneh

Project manager

E-mail: Hawa@cinemafrica.se




Hawa Sanneh is a film maker that has produced the award winnig documentary Gay Enough. She graduated from Linköpings University, Sweden and has earlier worked with communication at Parkteatern. Besides her position ta CA she also works with communication at Feministiska Kommunikationsbyrån.






Josette Bushell-Mingo


E-mail: Josette.bushell-mingo@riksteatern.se

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Josette Bushell-Mingos’ professional career covers 35 years as an award winning actress, teacher and director, internationally and in Sweden. She’s on the board for Stockholms performing arts university (STDH) and the Swedish film institute (SFI). Josette is also the chairwoman for TRYCK.









Karin Elfving

Board member

E-mail: Karinelfving@gmail.com

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Karin Elfving is an ethnologist and freelance journalist. She teaches on migration, postcolonial theory and the perception of the other at Södertörn University in Sweden. Her articles as a freelance journalist often touch upon the idea of “Swedishness” and she also works as an international editor.








Lamin Daniel Jadama

Board member

E-mail: Daniel@story.se





Lamin Daniel Jadama is a documentary filmmaker who started out as a producer and radio host for various programs at the Swedish National Radio (SR). Since then he has moved more towards documentary and story telling within the African continent and its’ diaspora. Today he is working closely with the Swedish award winning production company Story.







Maureen Hoppers

Board member

E-mail: Maureen.hoppers@axfoundation.se





Maureen Hoppers has worked with international mobility, diversity management, recruitment and integration issues for more than 15 years. Except being on the CinemAfrica board, she’s a senior expert in diversity issues for the union DIK, the creative union. She’s currently working with particular focus on inclusion and diversity at Axfoundation.







Michael Barrett

Board member

E-mail: Michael.Barrett@varldskulturmuseerna.se




Michael Barrett is the curator for Africa at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. He coordinates exhibitions and research on the arts and the social, cultural and material history of people of African descent on the African continent and in the diaspora.










Emily Joof


E-mail: Emily@cinemafrica.se






Emily Joof is an is an experienced project manager within the International and community development sector. Her main focus is education pertaining to youth and adult learners.









Issraa El-Kogali Häggström

Program Group

E-mail: issraa.elkogali@gmail.com



Issraa El-Kogali Häggström (M.F.A.) Sudanese born artist and filmmaker. Her directorial debut In Search of Hip Hop (Official Selection Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013) was featured on BBC Arabic’s Alternative Cinema program in 2014.  Issraa also completed a guest student year at Kungliga Konsthögskolan in 2013. She’s been a member of the Sudan Film Factory since it’s inception in January 2010











Katarina af Klintberg

Program Group

E-mail: Katarina@cinemafrica.se


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Katarina is since 2012 a board member in Lidingö Film Studio that displays films from all over the world. She has a master’s degree in film studies in Stockholm University where she focused on West African film and has also, among many other things, been a CEO of Polarn & Pyret and head of SVT Sales at Swedish Television.








Leila Tree

Program Group

E-mail: Tree.Leila@gmail.com

Leila Tree

Leila is engaged in activism regarding intergration and dismantling white normative in society. She works with asylum seeking youths and is also pursuing a bachelor in Development and International Collaboration.












Nicole Smith

Program Group

E-mail: Nicole@influencefilm.com

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Nicole has over 15 years of experience working with the arts in both the U.S. and Sweden. Her graduate studies include culture, history, and theory with a focus on West Africa and African Philosophy; feminist and contemporary African and African diasporic art; and curating. She is currently the Partnership & Development Manager at Influence Film Club.










Senait Tesfai

Program Group

E-mail: Senait.a.Tesfai@gmail.com






Senait Tesfai is currently a researcher and editor for a pop culture show on Swedish Public Radio, as well as she’s working with marketing for the organization Re: Orient, promoting culture from the Middle East, North Africa and Balkan. She is also co-head of Cherish, an independent platform for new artists who identify as women.