Born in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, playwright, poet activist and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga completed her education in her home country, where she worked as a copywriter before writing seriously as a poet and playwright. Dangarembga wrote her first novel NERVOUS CONDITIONS at the age of twenty-five. It immediately became a seminal piece of literature and was hailed by Doris Lessing as one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. She published her second novel THE BOOK OF NOT in 2006 and its successor A MOURNABLE BODY is forthcoming. She obtained her Masters in Filmmaking from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. She lives in Harare where she founded the production house Nyerai Films and the International Images Film Festival for Women. She also founded the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa where she works as director. Her films and literature have been critically acclaimed and have received international awards. She founded her publishing house, ICAPA Publishing in 2014 with a collection of short stories, A FAMILY PORTRAIT, that interrogate the many endemic forms of violence in Zimbabwe. Her contribution to the collection is a short story called THE BRICK. She is currently writing SAI-SAI, WATERMAKER, a dystopic speculative fiction for young adults.
Florence Makore joined ICAPA as an Office Administrator in 2013. She has worked in different accounts departments of manufacturing and media firms.
She is responsible for overseeing the preparation of financial reports and administrative office duties.
She holds a diploma in Accounting.
She lives in Harare with her family
Yandani Mlilo brings dynamics skills to the ICAPA team. She plays the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. She is accountable for the entire project scope, project team, resources, and the success or failure of the project. She holds a Diploma in social work Women’s University in Africa (2014 - 2015), Certificate in theatre arts Theory X Media (2009 – 2012), Certificate in Artistic studies Peter Birch School of art (2008). She also possesses writing skills and has written for Family Portrait and other published short stories. She has also done Trans-scripting and Translation (English,Shona,Ndebele)
Olaf Koschke was named technical director since the inception of ICAPA 2011. Olaf Koschke has been working as film + tv- editor since 1986, with works for ZDF, ARTE, 3Sat, MDR, ORB, Sat 1, RTL, Premiere, Deutsche Welle and various international broadcasters; he has extensive experience with mobile studios, OB-vans, telecines and live broadcasting. Since 1993 he has been working as a lecturer for video- and nonlinear-editing at DFFB, DEKRA-Medienakademie Rügen, HfG Karlsruhe, DW Academy. As a producer with Nyerai Films he has a number of documentary as well as drama productions to his credit. Olaf Koschke was born in Hamburg, Germany and lives in Harare with his family.
Noleen Watson joined ICAPA as a programs/admin Graduate Trainee in January 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies Honours Degree from Midlands State University. She lives in Harare.
Ruth Masiyambiri an Intern at ICAPA Trust, studying Film, Radio and Television production at the University of Zimbabwe. Interested in cinematography