André Dryansky is a 44-year-old Franco-American documentary filmmaker living in Amsterdam. His latest work, Upriver in Time, a documentary feature about the descendants of the Maroon runaway slaves of Suriname, was recently shown on ARTE France and Germany and was screened in more than a dozen festivals worldwide, from Rwanda to Estonia and the United States to the Cannes Panafrican Film Festival. The film received a Special Award at the Black International Cinema Festival in Berlin. Currently, André is a working with the Nevipe Press Rom News Agency on a six-part documentary series for television on the history and survival of the Romany Diaspora, from its Indian cradle onwards to the Americas. The project is being produced by Men at Work and Holland Harbour in Rotterdam. Otherwise, André is the Tanzania Field Coordinator for the Dutch environmental education NGO Nature for Kids, which produces films to sensitize African children to the current environmental challenges.