Karen Marks Mafundikwa
Karen marks mafundikwa

Karen Marks Mafundikwa is an independent filmmaker and communications professional. She is director, producer and writer of documentary feature film, THE PRICE OF MEMORY, about the slavery reparations movement in Jamaica and how Britain became wealthy from slavery. It has screened in film festivals across North America, UK, Europe, the Caribbean and Middle East. It won the Impact Award at Caribbean Tales International Film Festival 2015 and was nominated for several awards including Best Long Documentary at Al Jazeera Documentary Festival 2015. Previously, she produced/wrote documentary feature film SHUNGU: THE RESILIENCE OF A PEOPLE following ordinary people in Zimbabwe during economic crisis, the highest inflation in history and political stalemate between President Mugabe and opposition. Shungu screened on three continents and garnered international broadcasts. She was Senior Consulting Officer at JAMPRO/Jamaica Film Commission for 3 years, where she facilitated over US$6 million of investment in Jamaica’s creative industries. She is currently completing her documentary feature film GAAMAA about the first woman to be installed as Paramount Chief of Jamaica’s maroons. She has a documentary feature film in development about gentrification in Brooklyn, New York. She has a BA in Journalism from NYU and an MSc in International Development from Tulane University School of Law.

  • The Price of Memory trailer