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Ashok Prasad

Head of Documentaries, NFTS (current)
Producer / Director (Before being a leader)

Ashok is an award-winning documentary director who has made films for more than two decades for all the main UK channels and for US broadcasters. He started in TV as a BBC production trainee and has since directed films for strands such as C4’s Cutting Edge and Dispatches, BBC’s This World, Horizon and Everyman. He has recently been appointed as Head of Documentaries at the National Film and Television School.

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Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African


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Managing Director, Dragonfly Film & Television