Minds of the Movement

An ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance

Patience Nitumwesiga

Patience Nitumwesiga is a devoted feminist afrofuturist filmmaker, theatre-maker, educator, and artist whose work has scored her numerous prestigious awards. Her brave work on politically sensitive topics amidst repression has put films like The Woman Who Poked The Leopard in the global spotlight. She has made short films, web series, mixed media art, and plays. Her short films have been screened in multiple festivals across the globe including the Pan African Film Festival, among others. Nitumwesiga's company Shagika is currently producing four features as well as multiple short films and artistic projects including Mbaganire podcast, dedicated to African folktales.

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