Agnes Kamya

Agnes Kamya
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Anthropologist, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv, History/society

Dr. Agnes Nasozi Kamya
The Ugandan feature film "Imani" was written by Dr. Agnes Kamya, a writer and anthropologist based in Kampala Uganda. Dr. Kamya initially completed an M Eng in Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London and worked for some years in the development field before eventually following her dream to write and study anthropology. After completing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of London in early 2008, she was commissioned to write her first screenplay by her sister, director Carol Kamya, through her multimedia company IVAD International. Dr. Kamya is currently a Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute for Social Research in Kampala, Uganda. She combines her creative and academic work by focusing on the intersection of Anthropology, performance and representation.

The story of Oweny is inspired by "Shadow of Tinted Soul" by Judith Adong.

"iMANi" (2009) is the debut feature film by award winning director Caroline Kamya and written by her sister, social anthropologist, Dr Agnes Kamya. "The Kamya Sisters" are the ambitious filmmaking sister act behind Imani.


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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