Meet Sonia Godding-Togobo, Guyanese-born documentarian, director and filmmaker currently based in the UK. First migrating to Canada at age two, Sonia graduated from Archbishop Denis O’Connor Catholic High School in Ontario.
Sonia has worked in broadcast television for the last decade with broadcast credits in Canada and England. She has also produced short films in both Haiti and Ghana. In 2001, after graduating from Humber’s Film and Television program, Sonia went on to work in numerous post production houses before settling at Nelvana – North America’s largest animation distributor. While at Nelvana, she independently worked on short films, music videos and documentaries. Favouring the latter, Sonia worked her way up to associate editor on CBC’s A Deathly Silence and WTSN Profile series before moving on to Canada’s pioneering music channel – MuchMusic in 2003. There, she edited a variety of the channel’s programs including an hour special on the crisis in Darfur with George Stroumboulopoulos and the Sri Lanka and Indonesia tsunamis.
In 2005, Sonia worked on SunTV’s Echo – the channel’s premiere multi-ethnic biography series that highlighted diverse trailblazing Torontionians. In 2006, she crossed the big pond and moved to London where she worked in entertainment and factual programming for a variety of production companies and networks including Channel 4 and BBC.In 2007, she shot and edited her first documentary “We Had a Dream”, in Accra, Ghana. Later that year, she also shot her second film, Adopted ID about a transracially adopted Canadian who returns to Haiti in search of her biological family. This is Sonia’s ﬁrst feature length documentary which was be released in 2011. Sonia is also the co-founder of SunStar Worldwide – a media and personal development company.
To learn more about the Sonia’s film “Adoption ID”, check out the website http://www.adoptedid.com
Follow Sonia: @sgoddtogobo