Kamy Lara


Angolan born after independence, she lived part of her childhood and adolescence in Luanda. At 18 she moved to Lisbon to finish her studies. In 2010 she returned to Angola and joined the team of the project “Angola – On the Tracks of Independence”, in which she recorded about 700 interviews with people who participated in the fight for the independence of Angola that composed the documentary “Independence” released in 2015. Kamy signs the Direction of Photography in the five films produced by the project and is the director of “Women of Weapons”. In 2019 she directed her first feature film, the documentary “Beyond My Steps”. The work narrates the challenges of building the new show of the Contemporary Dance Company of Angola and was awarded Best Documentary at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival in 2020 and at DOC Luanda 2022, among other awards. Kamy has worked on several film projects with different Angolan artists such as directors Fradique, Ery Claver, Sérgio Afonso; visual artists Kiluanji-Kia-Henda, Pamina Sebastião, Helena Uambembe; writer Ondjanki, among others In addition to cinema, Kamy has been working voluntarily in the Coordination of Ondjango Feminist since 2016 developing together with other Angolan women several activities for women’s rights.


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