Our guest for this episode is Congolese journalist and filmmaker Sarah M. Kazadi based in New York City. Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, CBS Sports, Newsweek and other news outlets.
Sarah has spent the last few years reporting and producing news stories in the United States, Haiti, Italy, Brazil and her homeland of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her first short documentary, “ELIKYA,” showed how young women in the Congo use basketball as a ticket to a brighter future. It was an official selection for the International Black Film Festival of Nashville. Her latest short film, “The Renewal”, uses dance and poetry to tell a love story. Sarah is currently working on “TELEMA,” a documentary on the role the Congo’s youth is playing in the country’s pivotal 2016 elections. The first installment of the film will premiere at the 2015 Congo In Harlem Festival.
Sarah has covered politics, war, culture, sports and other topics. She especially enjoys covering neighborhoods and demographics that are under-served and misrepresented, and telling sports stories that go beyond the final score.
Sarah was born in the Congo and grew up in New York City. She still believes that good journalism and film have the power to change the world.