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. www.janelabous.com
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. www.shonahamilton.com
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. www.angelarobson.net and www.pearlworks.com.
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
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,
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. www.sandradudley.co.uk.