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FemaleFilmmakerFriday features Writer & Producer, Soliana Tewolde

Owethu Maseko

Being surrounded by my role models at my first premier was so affirming. P.S. the food was fantastic. It goes down as one of my most memorable experiences in my career. I am a first-generation Eritrean – South African. My greatest inspiration is a world where African stories are seen as relatable, touching and emotionally compelling pushes me to excellence. The possibilities to experience more people like me and my fellow Africans on the grand stage motivates.

About: My latest project is a Disney led anthology series titled Kizazi Moto, set to release on the 5th of July 2023! I worked on a total of 10 projects as a global production coordinator, and sat among 14 African directors. Kizazi Moto is about a Fire Generation who follows a set of characters through a dystopian future, through time travel, other worlds and alien beings, all through the lens of African culture.

Being surrounded by my role models at my first premier was so affirming. P.S. the food was fantastic. It goes down as one of my most memorable experiences in my career.
I am a first-generation Eritrean – South African. My greatest inspiration is a world where African stories are seen as relatable, touching and emotionally compelling pushes me to excellence. The possibilities to experience more people like me and my fellow Africans on the grand stage motivates.

What I love most about SWIFT is the sense of community and connection. The #swiftcommunity members are helpful and have so much compassion. The fact that it’s full of film and television experts is a network I cherish.

My muse has to be my mom. She’s smart, kind and most loving person I know to inspire me in my endeavours to keep moving forward and encourages my authenticity on days where I question my diverse identity. There is power in it.

#kazizamoto: Fire Generation streams only on Disney+ worldwide from the 5th of July. This is such a giant leap for Africans worldwide