Author of the Month

AUTHOR OF THE MONTH, MAY 2018: PATIENCE NITUMWESIGA

Written by femrite

AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: PATIENCE NITUMWESIGA
Date: 28th May 2018
Venue: FEMRITE OFFICES

Patience Nitumwesiga is a Ugandan writer, feminist, dramatist and filmmaker.

Patience’s play ‘monsters’ premiered in March 2017 at Le Cartel festival in Burkina Faso. It has been translated into French. The play also received a reading at the BIBU festival in Sweden. She has been trained at the famous Prospero performing arts center in Sweden and Denmark, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Makerere University, Kampala.

Patience has written both for stage and for TV, having attended the renowned Hollywood Director Mira Nair’s Maisha film lab (screenwriting) in 2009 and 2016. She was a writer, and assistant script editor for the TV Series Yat Madit. Yat Madit is produced by Media Focus on Africa and Trivision Uganda, two of East Africa’s leading producers in social awareness content.

In this session we shall focus on her new film called COMMUNION which we shall watch and discuss thereafter at the Readers Writers’ club.

COMMUNION is the story of a woman digging into her past to find healing and well-being. It’s about breaking out of daily boxes that women, mostly black women, are expected to fit into, and forging an imaginative journey through her pain using her past as a torch to finding her path into the future.

Please mark your calendar and not miss this incredible art film by Patience Nitumwesiga.

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