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santilla chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker.

She spent nearly a decade working for SBS World News which saw her report from across Africa and interview some of the continent's most prominent leaders. Her work explores cultural identities, contemporary migration and politics.

Last year she presented a one-off documentary for SBS, Date My Race.

Santilla is currently directing a documentary about the complexities of Australia’s South Sudanese community.

Her latest film, Black As Me, is a short documentary exploring the perception of beauty and race in Australia. She writes regularly for The Saturday Paper.