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Anjali Nayar

Storyteller, TIMBY/ Logs of War


Anjali Nayar is an award-winning filmmaker, multimedia storyteller and journalist, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Anjali is currently directing "Logs of War," a cross-platform documentary about activists using smart phones to expose land grabs and corruption in West Africa. She has also just finished post-production on "Gun Runners," an epic story (over 8 years) about two warriors, who trade in their guns for running shoes and the Kenyan dream of marathon running.

Beyond film, Anjali leads the TIMBY project, which brings together designers, techies and filmmakers, breaking divides to tell stories that change the world. TIMBY is a suite of digital tools that helps activists report, verify and tell stories safely and efficiently around the world.

Anjali has a Masters in Documentary from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Masters in Environmental Management from Oxford University and a Graduate degree in Space Science from the International Space University.

Anjali has also written and filmed extensively for Nature Magazine, Reuters, the CBC and BBC.

Besides work-stuff, Anjali spends a lot of time playing capoeira and making cake pops.