Thato Mwosa, originally from Botswana, is an illustrator, screenwriter and filmmaker. When she is not doing art, she spends time with her three kids and husband in Boston, MA. Thato won the coveted “Emerging Filmmaker Award” at the 2005 Roxbury Film Festival for her film, “Don’t tell me you love me." Thato has made several short documentaries and one of them, “An African in America,” was screened at the Pan African Sweet Mother Conference held at Harvard University early 2006. Thato's third film, “The Day Of My Wedding,” was selected for broadcast on The Best Shorts program on BETJ (Black Entertainment Television). Thato created, wrote and directed an international TV show, Ya Ma’Afrika. The show chronicles lives of African immigrants in America. Ya Ma’Afrika was nationally broadcast on a Comcast channel Afrotainment and was broadcast all across Africa. In early 2009, Thato started on the production of her feature documentary, Tribe of Women, which tells the story of the Sisterhood for Peace, an anti-war movement by women from Sudan. Thato's first narrative feature, Memoirs of a Black Girl completed in late 2020 is now making the 2021 film festival rounds.
Thato is a finalist for the 2019 Mass Cultural Art Fellowship in the Dramatic Writing category. Thato graduated with a dual degree in Film Production and Marketing/Advertising Communications from Emerson College 2001. She has a Film Directing certificate from New York Film Academy and an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University. She serves on the boards of Boston Neighborhood Network in Boston and Women in Film/Video New England. Thato currently teaches TV, Film and Documentary Filmmaking at Brookline High School in Brookline, MA.