About David Belluz Photography
David Belluz was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1972. Belluz holds a BA with High Honours from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. In 2001, Belluz started Alethia Productions Inc, a small television production company focusing exclusively on African stories. His first documentary, Ebola War: The Nurses of Gulu, recounts the story of a handful of nurses struggling to contain a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in Gulu, northern Uganda. Belluz traveled to Zimbabwe to document the political violence plaguing the country in its run-up to presidential elections in March 2002. Dying to be Free, Zimbabwe's Struggle for Change tells the story of Africa's last great dictator, Robert Mugabe, and his desire to cling to power despite plunging the country into unprecedented economic ruin and political violence. The film traces the efforts of ordinary Zimbabweans and members of the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's only credible opposition party, to rid their country of tyranny through the ballot box rather than the gun. His third and final film, Strangers In Their Own Land, tells the story of two former child soldiers who were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda. Filmed over three years, the documentary explores the unbreakable bonds of friendship between two boys scarred by years of violence, death, and poverty. With more than a dozen trips to Africa under his belt, Belluz has covered various political conflicts and social issues in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. In 2002, Belluz started New World Charity, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping nurses in Uganda improve their medical skills by assisting them with grants for tuition.