Michael Boyd is a peripheral member of the Angama Mara family. Mike has worked at various film festivals, including Telluride and Sundance, and in the acquisitions department at Dogwoof Pictures. He is the former director of the Cambridge African Film Festival and Communications Manager for Take One, the official review publication for the Cambridge Film Festival, where he worked for seven years before returning home to Africa to teach high school English at Lebone II. Most recently, Mike has assisted the Angama Mara team in curating our DVD library of over 100 African films – from hard hitting African documentaries to The Lion King and everything in between.
One of our regular contributors, Mike Boyd, took up the challenge of sharing his experience of a recent visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a place of remembrance, learning and hope. Genocide is never spontaneous. It is an intentional act of multiple murder, aimed at destroying the presence of the victim group.
Never has so tiny a creature given safari guests so much delight. We named him after Atticus Finch, the brave hero of one of our best loved novels, To Kill a Mockingbird. And anyway, it fits so well with agama, don’t you agree? Mike’s lovely words and Adam’s delightful images and video (not to be missed under any circumstances) will bring joy to your day