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Director Bio

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Patrick Kabeya is a Congolese-Canadian award winning Documentary Producer currently based in Ottawa, Canada.

With his films, Kabeya has earned a reputation for creating stories which mainly focuses on Congolese colonial and political history and Pan-African historical figures. His six short documentary films and two full-length features have screened collectively in over 40 festivals across the globe, landing one “Audience Choice” award for "Congo – A Political Tragedy" and being nominated for the UNESCO Flemish Commission African Documentary of 2020, for his latest film "From Patrice to Lumumba".

 

In 2021 he mentored the inaugural BIPOC creators’ program with the Digi60 festival. He also was the producer for the Being Black In Canada series, Ottawa cohort 2021/2022. 

In the future Kabeya plans to write and produce a Pan-African history series which will aim to highlight Pan-African leaders such as Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko and more.

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