Canadian filmmaker Anjali Nayar spends her time bouncing between Nairobi, Kenya and Montreal as she works as multimedia storyteller and technologist. Nayar's most recent film, Silas (Mountainfilm 2018), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017. The film chronicles activists using smartphones to expose land-grabbing and corruption in West Africa. Nayar's feature directorial debut, Gun Runners, premiered at Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in May 2016 and was acquired by Netflix. The film follows two Kenyan warriors who trade in their AK-47s to pursue marathon running. Beyond film, Nayar has written and filmed extensively for Nature, Reuters, the CBC News, the BBC, and NPR. Nayar holds a Master’s in Documentary from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a Master’s in Environmental Management from the University of Oxford and a graduate degree in space science from the International Space University. She founded TIMBY (This Is My Backyard), a suite of digital tools that helps activists report, verify and tell stories safely.