Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. She was awarded a State Library of Victoria Fellowship to research African migration to Australia pre-federation. She reports regularly for The Saturday Paper and is a member of the federal government’s advisory group on Australia-Africa relations. Her film credits include the landmark SBS documentary, DATE MY RACE. She wrote and directed, BLACK AS ME and her latest documentary series THIRD CULTURE KIDS is currently streaming on ABC iView. Santilla was recognised at the United Nations as one of the most influential people of African descent in the world in 2019

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