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Almasi is like her name, bright and sparkling, a solutions person who acts without hesitation to solve problems. She is a dynamic and mischievous girl, not above using her powers for practical jokes but at heart a person with an unwavering moral sense

  • Rachel Mwara Kung'u
  • Susan Wamucii Kung'u
  • Rachel Mwara Kung'u
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    10 minutes 10 seconds
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    May 21, 2021
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    10,000 USD
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Director Biography - Rachel Mwara Kung'u

Artist, teacher and businessperson; graduated from Westminster University, London with an MSc in Computer Animation, and studied Fine Art and teaching at Kenyatta University. She is skilled in 3D and 2D animation with specialisation in Maya and drawing. She teaches young animators at the Multimedia University in Kenya, and currently works in her studio near Ngong, on a 2D project that combines stopmotion, drawing and painting in experimental animation. She is the Chair of the Animation Artistes' Association in Kenya and Trustee at Nairobi Waldorf School. Mwara is responsible for character designs and textures, lighting and compositing. Her career in Nairobi included 7 years as editorial cartoonist and caricaturist on the Eastafrican newspaper and contracting for UNICEF on the graphic design team creating the books for a new educational system in Somalia. Her business experience includes running a shop at Kenyatta University, and 3 years running a small handicrafts business with a team that produced, marketed and sold fashion jewellery in Nairobi and abroad.

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Director Statement

The focus of ‘The Almasi project’ is not just on localizing content but also bringing out the fun and excitement Kenyan kids experience.