A woman steps into her past to find healing and communion with her dead in order to overcome her

Duration: 07:27
Country of Origin: Uganda

Director: Patience Nitumwesiga

Patience Nitumwesiga is a feminist, writer and director. She co-founded Shagika Tales, an organisation dedicated to telling the stories of marginalised women and advancing the values of the feminist agenda of self liberation and self determination. In early 2018 she mobilised a group of artists and activists to start an #EmbroideryForJustice group which uses Embroidery to highlight injustices in the country. She was the director of Keepers by Nicole Salter and Better Than Yellow by James Scruggs in the fest of 10 minute plays from 48 Hours in Harlem produced by Silent Voices Uganda, July 2018. A drama graduate of Makerere University, she participated in a Writing Performances for Young Audiences fellowship with Prospero Performing Arts Institute and served as a writer and performer for Rafiki Theatre, using participatory drama to cultivate the spirit of nonviolence in communities across East Africa. Patience translated Mother Uganda and Her Children by Rose Mbowa, published with other five pays from East and West Africa and was a writer and first assistant director for the popular television series Yat Madit. Recently, she premiered Communion, an experimental film she wrote and directed. Communion toured in UK before

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