Wanuri Kahiu

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Wanuri Kahiu
Born Wanuri Kahiu
Nairobi, Kenya
Occupation Director

Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan film director. She has received several awards and nominations for the films which she directed, including the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.[1]


Kahiu was born in Nairobi, Kenya. After graduating from the University of Warwick in 2001 with a BSc degree in Management Science, she enrolled for a Master's Degree at the 'Masters of Fine Arts' programme in directing at the School of Film and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles.[1]

Her movie From a Whisper received a total of twelve nominations and earned five awards at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.[2]


  • Director
  • Writer
    • 2009: Pumzi
    • 2009: From a Whisper (screenplay)
  • Producer
    • 2005: Still Life


  1. ^ a b "Wanuri Kahiu: "In Kenya, I'm a hustler"". CNN.COM/International. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) Nominations for 2009". USA: Jamati.com. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 

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