Books, Audio & Video



“Deborah Santana has blessed us with a precious jewel of a book…She is the whole note, played half or quartered, in the romantic themed soundtrack of her life’s movie…This book has touched my soul…”

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Actress

“I couldn’t put this book down. Beautifully written, full of fine detail, it breaks illusions about gurus, rock stars, and stereotypes about race. This is a dynamic memoir of an extraordinary woman’s life.”

Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones and The Great Failure

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Now available for your Kindle


Anthology Contributions

2012 Life Moments for Women
2012 Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God
2006 Tutu As I Know Him: On a Personal Note



Girls of Daraja, a film about the remarkable girls at a free boarding school in Kenya, was awarded a JURY PRIZE at the 2010 Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival in Austin, Texas on August 1st.

A film by Barbara Rick

Click here to watch the Girls of Daraja video

SCHOOL OF MY DREAMS, the second moving documentary about the Daraja Academy, tells the story of the students in their own words.

Narrated by LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

Click here to watch the School of Dreams video

In 2015, two Daraja students and their principal, Victoria, visited the United States for the first time. Daraja Girls: Powerful Beyond Measure  is a short documentation of their visit & the progress & success of Daraja Academy.

Click here to watch Daraja Girls: Powerful Beyond Measure video


This documentary chronicles a memorable seven-day trip by members of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) through Cape Town, Johannesburg, and KwaZulu-Natal. It is a trek of stark contrasts: magnificent natural beauty, devastating living conditions, and the privilege and price of celebrity. The film features encounters with former President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other heroes in the fight against apartheid, AIDS and poverty.

A film by Barbara Rick

Narrator & Executive Producer Deborah Santana

Click here to learn more about The Road to Ingwavuma

Click here to watch the Road To Ingwavuma video


WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION is a documentary by author, filmmaker, and peace activist Deborah Santana
(2014 Women’s Spirituality M.A. graduate)
in collaboration with the Women’s Spirituality Department at California Institute of Integral Studies. San Francisco, CA (2014).

Click here to watch Women’s Spirituality in Higher Education video


I AM A PHILANTHROPIST, the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors recently produced a film for a sponsored project, the D5 Coalition, which premiered November 17th, 2011. “I am a Philanthropist: Diverse Voices of Giving,” tells the stories of several diverse donors and what inspires their creative and effective philanthropy.

Deborah Santana’s interview is included in the film.

Click here to watch I am a Philanthropist video