Angela Wanjiku Wamai has been working as s a film editor in Nairobi for 8 years. She loves to edit documentaries because it allows her to observe human beings. She was recently awarded best film editor by the Women in Film awards-Kenya.
In 2022 she completed her feature debut Shimoni (The Pit), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has been shown at, among others IFFR, FESPACO, and the Red Sea International film festival. The film was awarded the Etalon de Bronze at FESPACO and the Golden Film Award at the Luxor African film festival.
Angela is drawn to stories of broken men and is often exploring the themes of fatherhood, grief and loss in her work. She studied film at EICTV in Havana Cuba.