The Team

Dougie Dudgeon

DougieDougie Dudgeon is an experienced publisher, music producer and documentary producer who has set up, run and developed media companies on three continents.

In 1996, Dudgeon co-founded the London-based independent record and audiovisual label Snapper Music which acquired the recording catalogues of, among others, Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green and Pink Floyd, owned several labels, and ran successful satellite offices in Los Angeles where Dudgeon produced a number of Live concert events at legendary venues such as The Toubadour, The Whiskey a Go-Go, and the Key Club.

In 2003, Snapper Music secured the rights to Martin Scorsese’s The Blues and Dudgeon negotiated broadcast sales with BBC UK, as well as overseeing a UK theatrical release and a major promotion campaign that secured the project a coveted MOJO Magazine Vision Award in 2004. Dudgeon executive-produced the documentary This Machine Kills Fascists about the singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie and independently produced Man Of The World – The Peter Green Story about one of blues rock’s living legends, which screened in London’s West End before being released on DVD in Europe and American and broadcast by the BBC.

Dudgeon recently discovered that the future of the planet depends on whether we are able care about things other than ourselves and since undergoing treatment for alcoholism and addiction he has studied and re-trained as an addictions counsellor whilst continuing to exercise his creative instincts and promoter’s mentality with a series of projects, The Cape Town Recovery Film Festival and Recovery Brand clothing being the two most recent.

Contact details: / +27 21 424 1313 / +27 82 560 2296


Tarien Roux

Tarien Bio picInspired by her love of film and the environment, the Eco Kids Film Initiative (EKFI) is the brainchild of Tarien Roux. The initiative launched in 2011, when she was busy with her MA dissertation in Social Anthropology with a focus on everyday life, sustainable living practices and ethics of knowledge in ecovillages. During her BA Honours in documentary film at the University of Cape Town she produced ‘From Cape Town with Love’ (2006), a 24minute documentary on street art in Cape Town that won the Best Newcomer award at the Apollo Film festival in 2007 and was selected for the KKNK 2007. Tarien also produced ‘Sala Kahle Sunday’ (2010), a 3minute short on the creative industries during the Soccer World Cup in Cape Town.

Tarien is currently living in a permaculture eco-community, with her partner, a natural builder, dog, cat and chickens in a straw-bale house and tries to grow as much of her own vegetables as possible. She is committed to living her life as sustainably as possible and believes that change starts with the individual, that no change is too small and that every little bit, can and does make a difference.

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Andreas Wilson-Späth

Andreas Wilson-Späth holds a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Cape Town. He earns a living as a freelance journalist and writes a weekly column on environmental issues for

In 2006 Wilson-Späth co-founded While You Were Sleeping, a non-profit collective dedicated to organising public screenings of documentary films with important social, environmental and political themes. Since then, he has hosted dozens of screenings with the organization.

In 2011 and 2012, he was instrumental in helping While You Were Sleeping host the Freedom to Create Documentary Week and the Eco Kids Film Initiative respectively. In 2012, he was Head of Programming for the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.

Wilson-Späth is passionate about the environment and believes that documentary films provide an ideal vehicle for opening people’s eyes to many of the ecological crises our planet is faced with today.

Contact details: / +27 21 671 4364 / +27 84 749 9470


The Cape Town Eco Film Festival is a project of While You Were Sleeping, a registered South African Non Profit Organisation (NPO registration no: 137-167 NPO) that has organised dozens of public screenings of documentary films with important social, environmental and political themes since 2006.