As a director and television editor Sonia Godding Togobo has over 15 years of media experience. The heft of her experience being in post production Sonia has edited television programs for BBC, Channel 4 and ITV in the UK as well as shows for OWN, CBC, HGTV, SLICE and E! in Canada and the US. Sonia’s feature documentary Adopted ID explores race and class from the perspective of Haitian transracial adoptee Judith Craig. The film opened the Images of Black Women Film Festival at the British Film Institute and the Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. It also screened at the Hollywood Black Film Festival and Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto. Sonia’s second documentary, Rosie Douglas : A Fearless Rebel is a short film about Dominican born - Canadian raised Roosevelt Douglas who went from grassroots activist to Prime Minister. Sonia produced and directed R7 for and the poetical short film Dreamcatchers for RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) which explored the existential themes of fate and free will.
Sonia co-produced and directed In The Black Canada, a documentary web series and video installation which gives voice to and space for Black Canadians to tell their own stories. The Windsor Project, the most recent incarnation of ITBC, opens at the Art Gallery of Windsor in February 2017.
Sonia enjoys sharing her industry experience of 15 years and is making the Canadian media industry more accessible to youth and marginalized communities. She is the Founder of A Black Woman's Gaze - a networking and masterclass series that brings builds bridges between filmmakers and their audiences. She is also a member of Black Women and Film in Toronto where she recently facilitated a directing and editing workshop for young black women filmmakers. She also served as a board member on Scarborough Arts’ Animating Democracy project which took 15 young filmmakers through an intense training process to find their voice and make films about issues that are important to them.
If she's not scrubbing through video, she's scrubbing grass stains out of her daughter's soccer shorts. Along with her husband, the happy trio travel the world in search of the best jollof rice and their next untold story.