THANK YOU 2018 !!! So grateful !!! Still in February and already :
– Traveled to 5 cities (Paris, Rotterdam, Kigali, Berlin, Geneva)…
– Watched A LOT of films, classics and new at International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR and Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival !!!
(*including classics like: Lumumba Retour au Congo by Raoul Peck, Sankofa by Haile Gerima, La Noire de… by Ousmane Sembène, Harvest 3000 years by Haile Gerima)
(*but also: SUPA MODO, Eldorado, MAKI’LA – Film, Das Kongo Tribunal, Birds Are Singing in Kigali, Une Saison En France, Kinshasa Makambo, Azougue Nazaré, It Must Make Peace, I Am Not A witch, Djon Africa, Cook Off, Les Deux Visages D’Une Femme Bamileke, Viaje A Los Pueblos Fumigados, Our Madness, High Fantasy, Vivre Riche)
(*and : Respeto, Laissez bronzer les cadavres, The Real Estate, 7 Days In Entebbe, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., Yocho (Foreboding), Khook)
– Got to celebrate with my friend for his award-winning short film: IMFURA-short Film by Karemangingo Ishimwe !!! 1st Rwandan film at Berlinale YAY !!!
(*and other inspiring shorts : Tuko Macho by Jim Chuchu, Mugabo by Amelia Um, La Mazda Jaune Et Sa Sainteté by Sandra Heremans, Hairat by Jessica Beshir, Mahogany Too by Akosua Adoma Owusu)
– Participated in Haïlé Gerima‘s EYE-OPENING Workshop about Storytelling Structure / Reclaiming our Narrative & Decolonizing our Minds !!!
– Learned about Panafricanism then, and attended a day-long event about Bridging The Gap today at IFFR (co-hosted by The Nest Collective) !!!
– Watched some inspiring Virtual Reality : Let This Be A Warning by The Nest Collective (Kenya), The Other Dakar by Selly Raby Kane (Senegal), Hard World For Small Things by Janicza Bravo (USA), Nairobi Berries by Ng’endo Mukii Film and Art (Kenya) & Spirit Robot by Jonathan Dotse (Ghana), co-productions by Electric South !!!
– Designed and moderated a STORYTELLING IN AFRICA: FUTURE TRENDS panel for Africa Tech Summit HQ in Kigali / Akoma Media with my talented friends : Regis Isheja, Cynthia Butare, Mbabazi Sharangabo & Munyakazi Deo !!!
– Met really interesting people at Berlinale Africa Hub …
– Shared more incredible moments with talented and inspiring friends like Simone Soleil, Kivu Ruhorahoza, Elias Ribeiro, Mugambi Nthiga, Hiwot Getaneh, Karami, Thaïs Diarra, Tom Saater, Alif Naaba, Jack Yakubu Nkinzingabo, Olivier Jourdain, Joel Richmond Mathieu Akafou, Berni Goldblat, Lutengano Mwakisopile, Gilles Dusabe, …
– Got some more things cooking, but shhhhhh…
… now let’s SLEEP for a week, before it continues !!!
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