MFA in Film

Malika Zouhali‐Worrall

Malika Zouhali‐Worrall

Malika Zouhali-Worrall screened and discussed CALL ME KUCHU, and gave a lecture about distribution strategies that enabled her and her co-director to partner with advocacy groups worldwide.

Zouhali‐Worrall is an award‐winning filmmaker of British/Moroccan origin. Her first film, CALL ME KUCHU, which she directed with Katherine Fairfax Wright, depicts the last year in the life of the first openly gay man in Uganda, David Kato. The film premiered at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, played 230 festivals worldwide, and was theatrically released in the UK, US, Germany, and Canada. Malika’s current film, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING, directed and produced with David Osit, tells the story of an indie video game developer who’s building a video game about his terminally ill young son. An ITVS/POV co‐production, the film is set to premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

Malika is a Chaz & Roger Ebert Directing Fellow and an alumnus of Tribeca All Access, the Firelight Producers Lab, and the Garrett Scott Grant. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film.