The founder members of SFD
- Schwarze Filmschaffende in Deutschland (Black - [their word, not mine!] Artists in German Film) are writers Anne Benza-Madingou und Phillippa Ebéné; director, Winta Yohannes; producer, Nataly Kudiabor; and actresses Carol Campbell, Araba Walton
and Nisma Cherrat.
3. Artist and singer, Araba Walton,
She was born on 4 November 1975 in Simbach am Inn, Lower Bavaria, Germany.
After taking the German secondary school ‘Abitur' examination she
studied theatre studies in Munich and then went to London, where she
completed a three-year course at the ArtsEd School of Acting
In the years that followed, she
had acting roles in various West End and Off West End productions.
At the end of 2001 she
moved to Hamburg for a leading role in the successful musical, "Der König der Löwen" (The Lion King).
After a two year stint, however, she
decided to renew her
commitment to acting and made Berlin her
Araba Walton is a permanent member of the Berliner Logentheater and the theatre group "abok".
This year she
appears in a leading role in the feature film, "Sunny Hill" by Luzius Rueedi.
Premiering at the Berlinale with NEUE BILDER (New Perspectives), SFD
- Schwarze Filmschaffende in Deutschland (Afroancestrals Artists in German Film) is targeting both a German and an international audience of film goers and industry professionals.