Mildred Achoch | 2016 - SpiceTalks | … ideas from the backyard of society
PURPLESpice: “Mildred Achoch is a poet, screenwriter and founder of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Film Festival, Kenya (ROFFEKE). She began posting poems online when she was still at the United States International University – Africa, pursuing a degree in International Business Administration.
After graduation, she went into full time writing. As of today, she has written over 200 poems, numerous screenplays (including writing episodes for popular Kenyan TV shows such as Wash and Set, Lies that Bind, The Team and The Agency). In 2011, she began a blog book project titled “Lost in Cyberspace and other found poems” where she explored the “found poetry” format. In April of 2014, during the USA’s National Poetry month, she was the only African to participate in the “Oulipost”, organized by the Found Poetry Review.
She founded the Rock ‘n’ Roll Film Festival, Kenya (ROFFEKE) in 2008. In 2015, over 200 short films and music videos from all over the world were submitted to ROFFEKE, via an online film festival website. She is currently working on a ten-short-films project titled “Let it Be Rock”. Each of the ten short films has a social change theme and is inspired by a Kenyan rock ‘n’ roll song.”