Changing things. One step at the time.
A few words about our Masterclass:
“Filmmaker Kantarama Gahigiri was invited by the project to teach film directing. The Rwandan and Swiss citizen has professionally been coming to Rwanda to teach workshops (…).
She said that the master class was about finding local stories and empowering local crew to tell their own stories. She added that it was all about finding the specificities of Rwandan stories, how to tell them and how best bring them on screen.
“It is necessary to continue this experience because most crew members are still young as well as the Rwandan film industry and it is a matter of building it”.
Gahigiri said that in order to grow the Rwanda film industry there is a need of spaces for artists to develop their own stories. In addition to that, there has to be a way for them to earn the money because at the end of the day they have to pay their bills.
“’Karani Ngufu’ for instance is funny, actual, relevant and very well acted. It has given a chance to young actors and is bringing new people on the scene,” noted Gahigiri.”
Full article here.