Cambridge African Film Festival

Lindiwe is Founding Director of the Cambridge African Film Festival (CAFF), the oldest annual African film festival in the UK. It was initiated in May 2002 by a small group of graduate students at the University of Cambridge (Lindiwe along with Rachel Giraudo, Georgina Horrell, and Mark Mathuray, with the support of James Suzman) as a way of screening the best contemporary African films, increasing knowledge and awareness of African and black culture in the UK, providing a UK audience for African filmmakers, and offering an important counterbalance to the Western media’s stereotyping of Africa. Taking place in and amongst the magical 800-year-old buildings and natural surroundings of the University of Cambridge, CAFF offers a very special experience to guests and has won a reputation as a high-profile and important cinematic and educational event.