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Debra Aroko

English, Korean, Swahili
Climate Change, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Women and Girls, Human Rights
Impact Producing
Cultural/racial identity:
African, Kenyan , East African, Luo, Kikuyu
Self identification:


Debra Aroko is a Kenyan filmmaker and impact producer with a deep passion for telling stories that capture the nuanced realities of communities struggling to survive and thrive in the face of a global climate crisis. Her work seeks to highlight the challenges they face while also exploring the resilience and hope that sustain them. She is a firm believer in the of power storytelling and its ability to bring hope and catalyze positive change. Debra serves as a producer/impact producer at the Solutions Storytelling Project, overseeing the production of 19 short documentary films from across the African continent. The project connects African filmmakers with social innovators to create solutions-focused films that inspire positive change in their communities. Additionally, she is co-directing her first feature-length documentary, "Searching For Amani." This poignant coming-of-age tale follows a teenage boy's journey through the devastating impacts of climate change while navigating the complexities of adolescence. She also serves as an Impact Producer on this project. Debra's commitment extends beyond her immediate projects; she endeavors to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities across Africa and worldwide. Through her work, she aims to inspire others to take action and collaborate toward building a sustainable and just future for all.