Founded in 2005 by Director Shana Mongwanga-Eloko, AFRICA LIVES! PRODUCTIONS has been making films for Charity organisations and Companies promoting Social Change.
In 2009, the organisation included AFRICALIVES! THEATRE to pursue the work by Belgian based theatre "Compagnie Théatrale Ebene et Ivoire" created in Belgium, with London based actors.
SHANA MONGWANGA-ELOKO is a Film Director, Writer and Actor.
She has a Master in Political Science and is a Bachelor in Law from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and worked for the Jesuit Refugee Service with detained asylum seekers and refugees.
As a Film Director she trained with various Independent film projects in London, such as Raindance, Documentary Filmmakers Group and Women in Digital Entertainment. On the job training includes work placement at Michael Winterbottom's Revolutions Films production company.
As a writer, she took part in the Royal Court International Writers Program/ Unheard Voices. Which resulted in the play "KENZO", which previewed at the OLD RED LION THEATRE on 16 and 23 November 2009. For more details on other production dates, please visit the THEATRE section.
Other writing credits includes "Congo...Il était une fois l' Indépendance" a journey through the Congo's Independance.
As an Actor, she trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts drama school, and was the recipient of Dance and drama Award, in London.
ASSOCIATE PARTNERS AND TEAM:
Victor Esses: Director
Esquase Martino: Music Composer
Lovejit K. Dhaliwal: Filmmaker
Maurita Van Droogenbroeck: Photographer
Erik Young: Camera person
Eryk Hildebrand: Camera person
SPOTLIGHT NUMBER: 0279-1200-2746