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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

07 November 2016

Carthage 2016 - A Place for Myself by/de Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo (Rwanda): Le Tanit de bronze pour la catégorie Courts Métrages | The Bronze Tanit for the Short Films category

Carthage 2016 - A Place for Myself by/de Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo (Rwanda): Le Tanit de bronze pour la catégorie Courts Métrages | The Bronze Tanit for the Short Films category

The Bronze Tanit for Short Films goes to “A Place for Myself” by Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo of Rwanda

Le Tanit de bronze pour la catégorie Courts Métrages revient au film « Place for Myself » [une place pour moi] de Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo du Rwanda

Synopsis

[English]
 “A Place for Myself” by Marie Clementine Dusabejambo captures the story of a five year old albino girl, Elikia, who attend a casual elementary school. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being ‘different’ is more a problem than a special trait. While the neighborhood treats her as a stereotype, her mother encourages her. Together, they fight back and raise their voice to find a place for themselves.

At some point, every child dreams of being a superhero, they put on a cape and imagine that they have the power to make them a reality. Along the way, many of us lose our self-confidence and our faith is taken away when the world shows us how different we are from what they call “Normality “A Place for Myself” is a reflection on our differences. Our goal is to inspire young people and to make them realize that human beings have a lot in common to focus on rather than just differences.

[Français]
Dans une école primaire quelconque, arrive une fille albinos âgée de cinq ans, Elikia. A cause de la couleur de sa peau, ses camarades de classe s’aperçoivent que sa différence est plus un problème qu’un caractère particulier. Tandis que son voisinage la considère comme un stéréotype, sa mère la soutient. Ensemble, elles réagissent et élèvent leurs voix pour trouver leur propre place.


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