FACING NORTH TRAILER from Tukei Tukei on Vimeo.

Almost all the men in the village have left for greener pastures in Europe. A bride is torn between two possible futures. Through the support of her maid of honour, she navigates her past love and pending commitment.

Tukei Peter Muhumuza is an international director and cinematographer from East Africa, 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 African stories in a global context using both their indigenous languages and English.

He is currently a 2019 MFA candidate in Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.


2018 NBR Student Grant


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New York University


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