Tatenda Jamera

Board Member


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My favourite community cinema experience was at the the screening of The Gravediggers Wife. After the screening, I was speaking to one of the audience members who had brought her mother to the cinema for the first time in her entire life. This solidified one of the purposes of why we do these screenings, which is to create enriching new experiences for our audiences. 

Tatenda completed their undergraduate degree in digital film making at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in Oxford. Following on from that, they furthered their studies by attending the National Film and Television School (NFTS). In 2021 Tatenda launched Maona, a community cinema which seeks to help support those from a minority background to exhibit their work and this was supported by Cinema for All. Following on from this they got the opportunity to be part of the Barbican emerging curators in 2022. Maona has since grown from its inception and now they work with several venues across the UK including Hyde Park Picture House, Kinokulture, Midlands Arts Centre, Northampton Film House, Showroom Cinema, ARC and Ultimate Picture Palace and several more.

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