After serving as journalist for several years, Osvalde Lewat opted for documentaries films making. Her first documentary, the film that brought her fame is beyond the pains made in 2003 based on a prisonner who was sentenced to 4 years in jail for a minor crime, he ends up being imprisoned for 33 years. She won several awards around the world. With A love during the war her concern is on raped women in DR-Congo. In Black Business, her new film, award-winning filmmaker Osvalde Lewat addresses the question posed by Nigerian Nobel Laureate author Wole Soyinka: "They say Africans are not ready for democracy. So I wonder: have they ever been ready for dictatorship?"
Osvalde Lewat is graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and she lives in France.