Second Edition of Kids’ Film Festival
at Operndorf Afrika, Burkina Faso

24 – 28 March 2020

The KIFIFE’s selection, including documentaries, fiction, short films and animations, is based on African children and teenagers as protagonist or directors, aiming at showing their everyday reality.

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Screenings

Thursday, 18 July, 3.00 PM

Operndorf

Category: Screening

In the presence of the director Marie Clementine Dusabejambo (Rwanda)

A Place For Myself

Rwanda | 2016 | fiction | 20 min | Kinyarwanda | subtitles French

In an ordinary primary school comes a five-year-old albino girl, Elikia. Because of the color of her skin, her classmates realize that her difference is more of a problem than a particular character. While her neighborhood sees her as a stereotype, her mother supports her. Together, they react and raise their voices to find their own place.

by Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo

Director and screenwriter

Born in Kigali / Rwanda, Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo is a self-taught filmmaker and by training an engineer in electronics and telecommunication. Her short films have been staged in numerous film festivals and have been screened through numerous TV channels around the world, earning international fame and numerous prizes including: the Cinit Award at the 2012 Milan Film Festival, the Ousmane Prize Sembene and Golden Dhow at ZIFF 2016, Bronze Tanit at JCC 2012 and JCC 2016 (Tunis), the EFERE OZAKO prize at AMAA 2017, the Chance Prize and the special THOMA SANKA prize at FESPACO 2017. Dusabejambo is based in Kigali/Rwanda.

Icyasha (Etiquette)

Rwanda | 2018 | fiction | drama | 16 min | Swhaili | French subtitles

ICYASHA follows a twelve years old boy, a football lover who desperately tries to join a neighbour-hood boys‘ team. Yet his rather feminine character disqualifies him. He gets denigrated and bullied several times. He finds himself confronted with a world where he has to prove and claim his masculin-ity. The story simultaneously discusses the pain and beauty of childhood.

by Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo

Director and screenwriter

Born in Kigali / Rwanda, Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo is a self-taught filmmaker and by training an engineer in electronics and telecommunication. Her short films have been staged in numerous film festivals and have been screened through numerous TV channels around the world, earning international fame and numerous prizes including: the Cinit Award at the 2012 Milan Film Festival, the Ousmane Prize Sembene and Golden Dhow at ZIFF 2016, Bronze Tanit at JCC 2012 and JCC 2016 (Tunis), the EFERE OZAKO prize at AMAA 2017, the Chance Prize and the special THOMA SANKA prize at FESPACO 2017. Dusabejambo is based in Kigali/Rwanda.

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