Karen Marks Mafundikwa
Karen Marks Mafundikwa is a Jamaican filmmaker and the director of The Price of Memory. Previously, she produced and co-wrote documentary feature film Shungu: The Resilience of a People, which follows the lives of ordinary people in Zimbabwe during economic crisis and political stalemate. It garnered international broadcasts and has been screened on three continents including premieres at IDFA and BFI London Film Festival; winner of the prestigious Ousmane Sembene Award at Zanzibar Film Festival 2010 and Best Documentary, Kenya International Film Festival 2010. She has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from New York University and MSc in International Development from Tulane University School of Law.
Saki Mafundikwa is a maverick visionary who left a successful design career in New York to return to his native Zimbabwe and open that country’s first school of graphic design and new media, Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA). Mafundikwa is the author of Afrikan Alphabets, a comprehensive review of African writing systems. He was educated in the USA with a BA in Telecommunications and Fine Arts from Indiana University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. He has participated in design exhibitions and workshops around the world, contributed to a variety of publications and lectured about the globalization of design and the African aesthetic, including at the TED Conference in 2013. He was a cinematographer on documentary feature Shungu: The Resilience of a People, which he directed and co-wrote.
Travolta Alexander is a Jamaican editor based in Kingston, Jamaica. The Price of Memory is his first documentary feature project. He previously edited many music videos and commercials. He is a graduate of University of the West Indies, Mona and CARIMAC. He is currently editing and producing a documentary on the Jamaican music business.