Rungano Nyoni

b.  1982, Lusaka, Zambia

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Rungano Nyoni is an award-winning filmmaker born in Zambia and raised in Wales. Her 2017 feature film I Am Not A Witch, about a girl who is accused of being a witch and sentenced to live in a witch camp has been nominated for a BAFTA and won several British Independent Film Awards.

 
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I Am Not A Witch (2017)

Nominated, BAFTA, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Nominated, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best International Film

Winner, British Independent Film Awards, Best Director

Winner, British Independent Film Awards, Douglas Hickox Award

 
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Listen (2014)

Winner, Jury Award, Tribeca Film Festival

 

 
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Mwansa The Great (2011)

Nominated, BAFTA, Best Short Film