Bonella Holloway explores the structures of everyday life, focusing on its humour and musicality through video, writing, sound and performance. Rhythms of transport, meals, speech, emotional patterns, sexuality, editing processes of cinema, and experimental music become tropes, used and deformed to construct her own visual universe.
Somali independent filmmaker Hana Mire studied at the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi. Her short documentary SILENT ART was awarded a prize at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and she has worked with Abu Dhabi National TV and 2454 Abu Dhabi Free zone Media. She is a fellow at the Chicken and Egg Diversity Initiative & Accelerator Lab and has been selected to attend the Greenhouse Development Lab. Hana was an Artist in residency at Jacob Burns film center and is directing and producing her first feature length documentary, which has already received support from Chicken & Egg Pictures, Bertha Foundation, Sundance Documentary Institute, HotDocs Pitching form, Durban FilmMart and The Harnisch foundation.