Jamila Wignot


Brooklyn, New York, United States

Jamila Wignot is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. Her directing work includes AILEY (Sundance '21); the Peabody, Emmy and NAACP award-winning series THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (PBS), hosted by Henry Louis Gates; TOWN HALL (co-directed with Sierra Pettingill), a longitudinal portrait of Tea Party activists determined to unseat Barack Obama; and, for PBS’s American Experience series, the Peabody Award-winning TRIANGLE FIRE and Emmy-nominated WALT WHITMAN. Jamila’s producing credits include Sierra Pettengill’s forthcoming feature documentary RIOTSVILLE, U.S.A (Sundance '22); W. Kamau Bell’s BRING THE PAIN (A&E); and the narrative feature A STRAY (SXSW ‘16).