Born and raised in Canary Islands (North of Africa, Spain), he arrived in Rwanda in 2013 to collaborate with SOS Children´s Villages. The contact with Rwandese culture captivated him completely and he decided to stay and support the film and communications industry in this amazing country.
Ayoze O´Shanahan has a degree in Journalism from the University of Wales (UK) and a specialization in Communication and Armed Conﬂicts from Madrid’s Complutense University (Spain). He studied filmmaking and screenwriting at the International School of Film and Television, in San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba), and holds a Diploma at Creation Documentary from the University of Valle (Colombia). He is a well-traveled, freelance journalist and photographer since 2001, with excellent writing skills and good eye to “capture the moment” and different realities. Since he began filming in 2002, his stories, documentaries, and films have been in more than 80 film festivals and have been awarded internationally with 15 prizes and honorable mentions.