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Aliki Saragas

Advocacy

Aliki is a South African documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg. After completing her MA in Documentary Arts at the University of Cape Town cum laude, in 2015 she started her own documentary production company, Elafos Productions, to champion women’s stories, recognising the need to emphasise complex and strong roles for women both in front of and behind the lens. Her photojournalism has been featured in Al Jazeera Online, she has lectured at post-graduate symposiums. Aliki’s first documentary feature film, Strike A Rock, was one of six projects chosen to pitch at Good Pitch Kenya in 2016 and the European Documentary Network. Strike A Rock opened the Encounters Documentary Festival 2017 and won the Audience Award for Best South African Documentary. The film also won the Best South African Documentary and the Amnesty International Durban Award for Human Rights at the Durban International Film Festival 2017.