Mona Okulla Obua

Mona Okulla Obua is a German-Ugandan director, poet and visual artist. She graduated from Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg in 2017. Topics of her work are diasporic identities, the filmic decolonization of black and biracial bodies, nature, spirituality and afro-surrealism. She explores the medium of film through an experimental lens, implementing poetry in images and words. Identifying as multidisciplinary, she sees each art form that she masters as a fluid entity that molds into and inspires the other. Her most recent short film INDIGO centers the experience of black German woman in front and behind the camera. INDIGO won the Special Prize at the International Short Film Festival, Berlin and the 2nd Place at Monologues & Poetry International Film Fest, USA in 2023. She recently relocated to Kampala.