Maija-da Abdi was born in Ethiopia but raised in Kenya and later Canada, where she studied literature and business. She returns to her native Ethiopia in documentary films such as THE RIVER THAT DIVIDES (2001), which explores the wartime experiences of Ethiopian women. As a producer, Abdi has supervised many projects, including the multi-award-winning film HEREMAKONO by Maliís Abderrahmane Sissako. She also produced WAITING FOR HAPPINESS (2002) and executive produced BAMAKO (2006). She has also consulted with the African Union on African cinema. (07/09)
A 3-part film series by Agnes Ndibi, Maji-da Abdi and Fanta Regina Nacro, 2001, 62 min., Color
A rare collection from the emerging voices of African documentary filmmaking, this unique series daringly explores the social and cultural realities e...