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Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Summer Documentary Intensive Lead Instructor

MALIKA ZOUHALI-WORRALL is an award-winning director, producer and editor of British/Moroccan origin. She is one of the directors and the producer of CALL ME KUCHU (2012), a documentary that depicts the last year in the life of the first openly gay man in Uganda, David Kato. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, where it won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary and the Cinema Fairbindet Prize. It has since won 18 more awards, and was theatrically released in North America and Europe to critical acclaim. Malika’s current film, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING, directed and produced in partnership with David Osit, tells the story of Ryan Green, an indie video game developer who’s building a video game about his terminally ill young son. The film premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival?, and will be released in North America later in 2016. Malika is a Chaz & Roger Ebert Directing Fellow and an alumnus of the Film Independent Documentary Lab, the Tribeca All Access program, the Firelight Producers Lab, and the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Malika is a graduate of Cambridge University, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).