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M.J Sessy Kamara

Sierra Leone
Climate Change, Education
Impact Producing
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Mohamed James Sessy Kamara is a highly skilled Sierra Leonean filmmaker who has been working in the industry since 2005. M.J. Sessy's first and most recent documentary film, Sisterhood, premiered at the prestigious IDFA festival in 2022 and has been screened at several other major festivals across Europe, Africa, and America, including three international festival nominations. The film explores important issues related to women's rights and irregular migration. The film was screened by IOM in Freetown on the international day of migration. He is well known for his work as the Co-founder and Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Film Council, which is the country's first media-makers union. M.J Sessy is also the Manager of Brighter Days Media Pictures and Creative Director for the Sierra Leone Next Movie Star reality TV Show. He has worked as a project officer and D.O.P for WeOwnTV Freetown Media Centre for over Seven years. M.J Sessy has worked with some of the best in the industry, including Caleb Heymann, a documentary filmmaker from the Portland State University Foundation. H e has assisted in directing several other documentary films, and worked as a D.O.P for an Emmy and Peabody Awards-nominated E-bola Survivors film. He has also directed five fictional Movies. Mohamed continues to make a significant contribution to the industry, using his platform to raise awareness about social issues and advocate for greater support for the film industry.