Esley Anne Philander
Filmmaker and Community Journalist, Esley Philander has a BA (Hons) and was awarded an Andrew W Mellon Fellowship in Humanities to complete her Honours year. In 2009 Esley attended the Imagine Institute’s pan African Young Talents Programme in Burkina Faso under the tutorship of the legendary Gaston Kabore, where she received her training in filmmaking. In 2012 she was selected to participate in DW Akadamie’s TV Journalism/Features African Stories Co-production and successfully produced a TV Feature, Indigenous Sounds, for Deutsche Welle TV’s Global 3000 magazine programme. Her short documentary, Khonexted, has also been selected for international film festivals and was broadcast as part of the Ikon South Africa short documentary showcase on SABC2. Her first short story, The Bus Stop, was selected for publishing in This is My Land.