Kusini Productions Ltd is a platform established to create opportunities, change the narrative and champion voices of Black women and girls.
Founded in 2020 by writer, actor, filmmaker and activist Cat White, Kusini Productions takes its name from 1976 American/Nigerian film Countdown at Kusini. This film was the first major motion picture ever produced by an organisation of Black women. No longer willing to accept the degraded images of Black people – and especially Black women – being foisted on them, they decided they would raise the money themselves, from among themselves, to make the kind of film they wanted to see.
We are dedicated, above all, to telling the stories we don’t hear enough of. This commitment to changing the narrative, taking initiative and creating opportunities for underrepresented groups form our key values.
Opening a platform for new and diverse voices by bringing together likeminded filmmakers, directors, writers, activists and actors, Kusini Productions takes inspiration from the collective of its namesake.
Cat is a writer, actor, producer, filmmaker and women’s rights/race activist.
She is a gender expert and gender advisor to the United Nations.
She is proud of being both state school educated and an Oxford University alumni, where she specialised in race and women’s resistance.