The filmmakers

Jane Labous
writer & Director, Project Lead

Jane is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and documentary-maker covering human rights issues, international development and human stories. Over the years, Jane has reported from all over the world for media including BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Geographical, Voice of America, IRIN, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The LA Times. For a while, Jane was a story-gatherer covering Africa for the children's rights charity. Jane's debut novel, The Chameleon Girl, will be published by Farafina Books in 2020.

"Angels is, at its heart, a story of modern Africa. Women with successful careers are putting off having children until later in life. Women find themselves caught between traditional beliefs and contemporary medical advances. Moreover, women want to talk, they want answers, they want solutions..."
Shona Hamilton
Director of Photography & Editor

Shona is a filmmaker based in London. She worked for seven years as the in-house videographer for Plan International. Shona has been freelance since 2013, directing and editing films for clients in the charity, public and corporate sectors, including Unicef, Save the Children, Frieze and Kings College London, as well as independent documentary projects.

Angela Robson
Executive Producer (Audio Documentary)

Angela Robson is a multi-award-winning writer, broadcaster and film-maker, and the director of Pearl Works Productions. Angela has won many awards and worked in over 50 countries for innumerable media outlets, including the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and Le Monde Diplomatique. and

Idrissa Ndiaye (Idi)
Producer & casting director

Idi grew up on Ngor island in Dakar, Senegal, and worked as a firefighter and rescue diver, ranked Sergeant, for the national Senegalese military for 13 years. He speaks fluent Wolof, French and English, and he knows everybody! He now lives in the UK, and works as a fixer/producer in Senegal for journalists and organisations. Twitter: @idithewaterman 

James Labous
Additional Cinematography & Editor 

James is a digital video producer and podcaster. He has worked on documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. James now produces digital video content for the charity Parkinson’s UK, as well as working on his own independent documentary projects. Twitter: @Bous


Moussa is fifteen and lives in Dakar, Senegal. He is studying for the Senegalese equivalent of his GCSEs. Moussa joined the Angels team as a runner during filming in Dakar, as it was his summer school holidays. Moussa hopes one day to forge a career in journalism and film-making, 

Sandra Dudley
Web and graphic designer

French national Sandra settled in the UK in 2002. After completing her multimedia production studies, she began her career as a digital designer.  She likes to combine both her technical know-how and creative flair to create engaging digital content.