Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker based in Melbourne. She spent nearly a decade working for SBS World News which saw her report from across Africa and interview some of the continent’s most prominent leaders. She has reported extensively on Australia’s diverse African communities. Her documentary work includes the landmark SBS program Date My Race and Black As Me, which explores the perception of beauty and race in Australia. Her latest documentary series Third Culture Kids premieres on ABC iView later this year. Santilla recently partnered with the Wheeler Centre to curate Australia’s first anti-racism festival, Not Racist, But... She writes regularly for The Saturday Paper and is a member of the federal government’s advisory group on Australia-Africa relations. Her work explores contemporary migration, cultural identities and politics.