When we present ourselves as a filmmaking duo, we are occasionally met with confusion. In the media world people are often working alone or as part of a larger team. For whatever reason, two-person teams are rare. You can imagine our delight when we got a chance to meet Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva (The Kitchen Sisters) a team of two women who produce incredible audio stories, and have been working together for over 30 years! Davia and Nikki, like us, also collaborate with others, but their style and vision are at the heart of their projects.
We learned more about The Kitchen Sisters while we were producing a video celebrating the inaugural winners of the annual Center for Documentary Studies Award given to people who have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of documentary photography, film, writing, and audio.