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08 February 2016

Michelle Mboya’s Seed & Spark crowdfunding for her film “The Camel’s Back”, produced by Wangechi Ngugi

Michelle Mboya’s Seed & Spark crowdfunding for her film “The Camel’s Back”, produced by Wangechi Ngugi


The Camel’s Back is a fantasy that takes place in locations that the world has never before seen on film. It tells the story of a young, black, African girl who feels unheard - this representation is so important in film and for the world to see and acknowledge.

The Writer and Director:

Michelle Mboya is a Yale Senior from Kenya. She studies Economics and Film Studies and is creating her first 25-minute short The Camel's Back. She's previously worked on sets of Hollywood feature films, assistant directed the short film The Shoe Room (Julian Taffa) and created the limited mini webseries Girls In The Bathroom.

The Producer:

Wangechi Ngugi is a Kenyan-born, Nairobi-based filmmaker and producer. She has produced the award winning films Stories of Our Lives, the Fashion Film To Catch A Dream and the two part Sci-Fi short Monsoons Over the Moon.

Pitch for the The Camel's Back

Visit The Camel's Back Seed&Spark webpage for details about the fundraising efforts and to make a contribution. 


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