Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chloe Traicos

Chloe Traicos – a film maker born in Zimbabwe. Born scant months after the apartheid government of Rhodesia gave way to the majority-rule new nation of Zimbabwe, Traicos lived in Harare till she was eight years old. Moving with her family to Australia, she entered the acting world, with limited success. The changes in political climate in Zimbabwe that led to its international ostracism led Traicos to produce A Stranger in My Homeland, an acclaimed and award-winning documentary about Zimbabwean refugees. She is currently working of feature films, included I Wish I were Stephanie V, which she wrote and starred in.