Television.

It is estimated that more than 130 million women and girls alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM).

This documentary reflects the successes and challenges in the campaign for the abandonment of female genital mutilation in Kenya, where it has been illegal for over 7 years. It looks specifically at the attitudes and issues around female genital mutilation in North Eastern Kenya, where communities still strongly support the practice and the law is of little consequence.

Role: Camera/PD/Editor
Broadcast: KBC, October 2008

Since the war in Sudan ended, refugees living in camps, such as Kakuma, in Northern Kenya, have been flocking back to Sudan.
Yet, for some the idea of returning back to Sudan is still a daunting prospect, particularly for many women.

Many women have become very dependent on the camp for survival, and for these vulnerable women leaving this safety net and returning to a country  where they have no idea what awaits them and still fear for their safety.

Role: Camera/ PD/ Editor
Broadcast: March 2009

World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.

This year High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visits Daadab Camp to highlight the overcrowding and the constant influx of Somali refugees arriving day by day.

Role: Camera/ PD/ Editor
Broadcast: July 2008

Home Alone features a family of four children in the Ugandan capital Kampala who were orphaned by AIDS. Ambrose, the eldest, makes bricks to earn money to feed his siblings while going to school in the hope that one day he will become an engineer.

Role: Director/ Editor
Broadcast: July 2010

The general picture of Africa is as a vast, dry continent, but overall it actually has more water resources per capita than Europe.

Scientists found that enough rain falls in some African nations to supply six or seven times the current populations need. However, most of Africa’s water comes in bursts and is rapidly swept away or never collected. A Maasai community have demonstrated how rainwater harvesting has transformed the lives in a drought stricken region of Kenya.

Role: PD/Camera/Editor
Broadcast: March 2007

The pastoralist Pokot in NW Kenya, depend exclusively on the land for their survival. But, in their struggle to make a living, they often resort to practices, which damage the environment, which supports them.

This film shows how Charcoal burning has become one of the main activities and income earners in the Pokot region.

Role: PD/Camera/Editor
Broadcast: April 2009

Congo’s wars have raged for more than twelve years and the cost to human life has been enormous. Nearly five-and-a-half million people have been killed and many more millions have fled their homes and live in IDP camps. This film examines how the children of Congo are being affected by the latest fighting to tear their country apart.
A Blakeway production for Channel 4.

Role: Assistant Producer
Broadcast: January 2009

Barack Obama’s inauguration was greeted with euphoria in Africa, perhaps nowhere more than here in Kenya, the country where Obama’s father was born and raised. The response was emotional - a black man, an African, was leader of one of the world's most powerful countries. A year on reporter Tristan McConnell hits the streets of Nairobi to find what people think of the Obama presidency.

Role: Director/Camera/Editor
Broadcast: January 2010

Having fled the violence in Somalia as a child, losing half his family along the way, Deck has spent 18 years of his life in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. As large as a city, with over 260,000 inhabitants, it is a particularly demanding environment for young people such as Deck to fulfil their ambitions.

These conditions however will not stem Deck's drive to study hard in view of obtaining an international scholarship to study law abroad. If his plan succeeds, he is determined to return and contribute to restoring peace in Somalia.

Role: Camera/PD/Editor
Broadcast: July 2010

In the slums of Nairobi, elderly women have become the latest victims of rape. Almost 20% of reported sexual assaults in the capital in 2009 were on women over the age of sixty.

This group, with members between the ages of 60 and 85, meet twice a week to train and practice their self defence techniques – the women say that they must rely on themselves, as police rarely patrol the streets.

Role: Director/Camera/Editor
Broadcast: May 2011

The Vezo communities have depended on the sea for centuries.Reef octopus is their biggest earner, which used to be traded and consumed locally.
 
Now, the octopus trade has become big business. The demand for octopus is now exceeding the supply, and the reefs are overfished.

These communities in South west Madagascar witnessing the damage they are doing to their marine environment, have decide to take control.

Role: PD/ Editor 
Broadcast: January 2013

Can Elijah Kanyi a young and determined Kenyan win an MP post in the slums of Nairobi? Everything about 27 year old Elijah Kanyi makes him an unlikely candidate for parliament in Nairobi. If he wins he will be the youngest MP since independence, half a century ago. Even more surprising for many is where he lives. He'd be the first to actually live in the slum he hopes to represent.

Role: Camera/ Editor
Broadcast: March 2013

Nodding disease first emerged in the Sudan in the 1980s. A neurological disease characterized by episodes of nodding and seizures, it now affects a growing number of children in Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania. There is little understanding of the disease, no known treatment and no cure.

Role: Producer/Director
Broadcast: July 2010

The Last Survivor is a feature–length documentary presenting the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity crimes.

Camilla filmed character Justin Semahoro in Kenya throughout 2008, after he fled Congo in 2006; Justin lived as a refugee in Kenya awaiting resettlement to the US, which finally came in 2010.

Role: Camera/Director in Africa
Broadcast: May 2010

It’s been three years since a peace accord put an end to the civil war between north and south Sudan which displaced millions of civilians. Many fled to neighbouring Uganda. But now there’s a steady flow of refugees returning home.

Role: Producer/Director/Camera/Editor
Broadcast: July 2008

Documentary series for BBC One following the vets at the Royal Veterinary College as they treat a variety of animals with different problems, using the latest advances in animal medicine.

Super Vets was one of the BBC’s most popular series of 2006, with over 5 million viewers per episode. Camilla worked on Series One – 10 x 30 min episodes.

Role: Shooting Assistant Producer
Broadcast: January to March 2006

Southern Sudan's long march to freedom is almost over. Six years after a peace deal ended one of Africa's bloodiest civil wars a referendum is taking place that is almost certain to lead to the break-up of Sudan. But what will an independent South Sudan look like?
Monocle travels to Juba to witness the birth of the world's newest state.

Role: Camera/director
Broadcast: Bloomberg Feb 2011

Kenya’s rural economy has grown significantly since supplying air freighted fresh vegetables from small-holder fields to consumers in the West. The recent move by British supermarket chains to ‘carbon count’ their produce is understandably making Kenyan farmers who have invested so much time to meet the standards for export, deeply worried. Whilst the food mile debate gains more credibility in the UK, this film highlights how it is the local Kenyan farmer who is suffering.

Role: PD/Camera/Editor
Broadcast: April 2007

Pushing the Elephant captures one of the most important stories of our age, in which genocidal violence is challenged by the moral fortitude and grace of one woman’s mission. Rose Mapendo was forced to leave her daughter behind when she fled the genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now Rose works to unite her family as she fights for the future of her country.

Role: Camera/Director in Africa
Broadcast: January 2009