Dara Kell is an award-winning South African filmmaker. Her feature documentary Dear Mandela follows three young members of South Africa's shack dwellers movement as they resist mass eviction from their homes. The film has screened in 35 countries and has been translated into 8 languages. As a documentary editor, her work includes Academy Award-nominated Jesus Camp and films about blues music, mental illness, domestic violence and international human rights. Dara lives in New York and is currently at work on a collection of short stories.