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About Thato

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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 one of them, “An African in America,” was screened at the Pan African Sweet Mother Conference held at Harvard University early 2006. In early 2007, Thato produced her third film, “The Day Of My Wedding,” which was selected for broadcast on The Best Shorts program on BETJ (Black Entertainment Television). In 2006, 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. The film is still in production.  In 2015, Thato started Tuli Art after realizing that when it came to black/brown ballerina artwork, the choices were very limited.  Her artwork can be found at In early 2019, Thato was a finalist for the 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. In 2004, she attained a Film Directing certificate from New York Film Academy. In 2018, Thato attained an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University. She serves on the board of Boston Neighborhood Network in Boston and she currently teaches TV, Film and Media Studies at Brookline High School in Brookline, MA. 

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