Nikissi Serumaga Jamo


Nikissi is a filmmaker based in Kampala. She enjoys blurring the line between reality and fiction. Her short hybrid fiction/doc “Hibo and Hoden” (a coming of age film about Somali-Ethiopian twins growing apart), “Speak Soon” (of the East Africa Soul Train residency) and the photo/video installation, “Our Things” all speak to that.

In 2019 she also completed a multi-media video, photo and sculpture residency at 32° East under their Pictures of Aging program in conjunction with Makerere and Cambridge Universities.

She has also been published in TIFF’s “Review” as well as featuring on their podcasts. Nikissi has connected with African film festivals through her coordinator role at Encounters Documentary Festival in Cape Town, as programmer at Maisha African Film Festival in Gulu, her support of Africa/Middle East portfolio at Toronto International Film Festival and as casting associate on the feature film Disney film Queen of Katwe directed by Oscar-nominee Mira Nair in Kampala.

Nikissi is the co-founder of the Duuka with Patience Katushabe.



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