Often dubbed the “voice for the Diaspora generation,” Nathan Araya is a “budding filmmaker filling a void” [MSNBC’s The Grio] and an African Movie Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker who has filmed all over the world.
Nate is a Television Host, Filmmaker, Digital Storyteller, Community Leader, Public speaker and an unshakable optimist dedicated to improving lives around the world through inspiring and compelling stories of life and culture. Nate's films have received praise for “changing the face of international development [Huffington Post].”
His previous work has been nominated for Best Documentary of 2014 by the African Movie Academy Awards and was featured on the Huffington Post, MSNBC’s The Grio, The Urban Cusp, Shadow and Act, OkayAfrica and International Policy Digest.
Nate graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and has a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. From directing 3 internationally renown documentaries to producing broadcast syndicated faith-based television series touching 116 million homes around the world, Nate has dedicated his life to use media as a way to engage culture and advocate change.
He is the founder of a creative digital media company, All Creative Digital, which is committed to producing digital strategy and content for brands across the world.
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