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Zoe Baraka,

Zoe is a graduate of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and the Ghana National Film and Television Institute where she studied Documentary Film Directing and Scriptwriting. She holds an MBA from St. Peter’s College in the United States.   Zoe is the recipient of “Best Documentary” from the National Film and Television Institute for her film, Rawlings, The Man, about Jerry J. Rawlings who, in 1992, won the first presidential election in fifteen years.  Zoe was nominated for the Short Documentary category at the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (the capitol of Burkina Faso). The festival is a biennial event where work is assessed on the quality of its artistic selection and the successful organization of African cinema.  Zoe was collaborator, co-writer and co-editor of American Public Television’s short documentary about Emmett Till, “Ten Days in America; the Story of Emmett Till” under the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).


As part of her mission to tell authentic African stories for posterity, Zoe created “Dear Daughter,” a Facebook Series show where fathers and daughters discuss life issues with a Christian perspective. Zoe currently created and hosts “To My Younger Self: A Virtual Storytelling Show” where African guests share tales from their past and describe how theyhave defined their current perceptions.

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