HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM – Festival Director

From Blockbusters to the primetime small screen, Hakeem Kae-Kazim has made his impact in the world of entertainment and has worked alongside many industry greats. This talented actor gained international notoriety for his wonderful portrayal of George Rutugunda in the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, which led to leading roles in the TNT movie Librarian 2; opposite Noah Wyle, and The Triangle opposite Eric Stoltz and Sam Neill. Enjoying playing feisty and exciting characters.

Hakeem’s list of impressive credits include Pirates of the Caribbean III, Lost, Cane with Jimmy Smits, Law & Order: SVU with Mariska Hargitay, The Triangle with Sam Neill, The Librarian with Gabrielle Anwar, X-Men Origins: Wolverine with Hugh Jackman, The 4th Kind alongside Milla Jovovich and Darfur with Billy Zane. Hakeem is often recognized for his recurring role as Colonel Dubaku, through which he wowed audiences with his stunning performance in 24’s’ Season 7, and in the prequel movie Redemption. Hakeem both produced and starred in Black November with Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger, as well as the award-winning film Man on Ground and Last Flight to Abuja. Hakeem’s recent films include Half of a Yellow Sun and A Chance of Rain.

Hakeem recently filmed the much-awaited feature King Kong v Godzilla playing Admiral Wilcox, BLACK BEAUTY starring Kate Winslet Mambo in Local film Riding with Sugar, Oscar CHUKWE on the recently released netflix film SANTANA, Zimbabwean revolutionary Robert Mugabe in MUGABE Joseph Damba in the TV series Deep State II, Captain Keel in THE WATCH and has just finished tv series Intergalactic for Sky one TV.