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Tukei Peter Muhumuza

Tukei Peter Muhumuza

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Tukei​ ​Muhumuza​ ​is​ ​an​ ​East​ ​African​ ​director​ ​and​ ​cinematographer​ ​currently​ ​based​ ​in​ ​New​ ​York City.​ ​Coming​ ​from​ ​a​ ​background​ ​in​ ​industrial​ ​and​ ​fine​ ​art​ ​he​ ​entered​ ​the​ ​film​ ​industry​ ​with​ ​a keen​ ​visual​ ​eye​ ​and​ ​often​ ​integrates​ ​multimedia​ ​such​ ​as​ ​stop-motion​ ​animation,​ ​puppetry​ ​and photography​ ​into​ ​his​ ​work.​ ​​ ​Known​ ​for​ ​his​ ​imaginative​ ​short​ ​films​ ​"Ink",​ ​"Kengere",​ ​"Reflection" and​ ​"Walk​ ​with​ ​Me",​ ​he​ ​has​ ​shown​ ​at​ ​the​ ​TATE​ ​Modern,​ ​The​ ​Mehrangarh​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Art​ ​and State​ ​of​ ​Design​ ​Conference​ ​with​ ​Olafur​ ​Eliasson​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​​ ​prominent​ ​festivals​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the International​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ ​Rotterdam,​ ​CPH:DOX​ ​and​ ​the​ ​International​ ​Short​ ​Film​ ​Festival Oberhausen.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​the​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​Oberhausen's​ ​International​ ​Award​ ​for​ ​Human​ ​Rights,​ ​and was​ ​nominated​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Tiger​ ​shorts​ ​Award​ ​at​ ​Rotterdam.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​telling​ ​untold African​ ​stories​ ​in​ ​their​ ​indigenous​ ​languages.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​a​ ​2019​ ​MFA​ ​candidate​ ​in​ ​Film​ ​and Television​ ​at​ ​Tisch​ ​School​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Arts​ ​at​ ​NYU.