Camilla grew up in apartheid South Africa and was an activist in the anti-apartheid movement. She began her professional career in writing, editing, and outreach, working for independent publishers who originated books by anti-apartheid intellectuals and artists, including Nobel Laureates Nelson Mandela, Nadine Gordimer, and J.M Coetzee. She edited a book review column for a South African newspaper and co-established the Cape Town Book Fair (now the South African Book Fair). In the United States, she continued to work as an editor, reviewer, and publicist for both small and major lists. Camilla’s first foray into filmmaking was an award-winning film about intractable childhood epilepsy that she made in response to her young child’s diagnosis. Since then she has edited and co-produced several Becket Films projects, including videos for Vandana Shiva’s Bija Vidyapeeth University.