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Nebiat Assefa

Nebiat Assefa Melles is a video journalist and documentary film maker based in Kigali, Rwanda. Her recent documentary “Blue Devil” has won the Knight Award for Best reporting in Science and Environment, also got nominated as Best Short Documentary at Pan Africa Film Festival, Montreal Black Film Festival, Best Short Fest and San Diageo Black Film Festival. Nebat has spent eight years reporting and producing documentaries at the national media, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, where she was named Producer of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and specialized in Documentary Filmmaking. Her First Masters was in Theatre and Development from Addis Ababa University and got her bachelor's degree in Theater Arts at Addis Ababa University.

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