Dara Kell is a South African writer and filmmaker. She won the 2015 Zoetrope: ALL STORY Short Fiction award for her story "Small Holding”. Her award-winning documentary “Dear Mandela” screened at film festivals worldwide and was translated into 13 languages. The film was supported by the Sundance Institute and was nominated for an African Academy Award. She is an alum of the Iowa Writers Workshop Summer Program and, in February 2015, was in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. She is at work on a collection of stories and a novel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.