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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

07 September 2010

Caroline Kamya's Imani



Caroline Kamya has come full circle in Berlin.  From participating in the fifth  Berlinale Talent Campus held there in 2007, the Ugandan film-maker has produced her first feature film, Imani, which [premiered] at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival in February.  By doing so, Kamya embodies the goals of such a program: to enhance the natural talents and abilities of film artists from around the world, while providing them the contacts and creative tools that they need to succeed. This screening is truly a happy ending to the story.

Kamya has been steadily building her production company and her award-winning film repertoire since completing her education in the UK. She received her BA in Architecture from the University of London, though she frankly acknowledges that she knew after one year the subject was not for her. She then made her move and received an MA in TV Documentary at Goldsmith College (also at the University of London).

Like architecture, at some point during her studies she became aware of her inclination to control content and found herself attracted to the concept of fiction films. Her professional development included training and work at the BBC in London and in 1999 she founded her own company, IVAD Productions.  READ ENTIRE ARTICLE "AFRICAN FILM-MAKER ON THE RED CARPET IN BERLIN"

Imani (2009) by Caroline Kamya

Making the Movie Imani

Behind the Scenes of Imani

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