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02 March 2017

Luxor African Film Festival 2017: A Place for Myself | “Une place pour moi” by/de Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo (Rwanda)

Luxor African Film Festival 2017:
A Place for Myself | “Une place pour moi” by/de Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo (Rwanda)


SHORT FILM | COURT METRAGE









Synopsis: A Place for Myself | Une place pour moi by (2016)/de Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo (Rwanda)

[English]
 A Place for Myself relates the story of Elikia, a five year old girl with albinism, who attends an ordinary 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, wearing a cape; imagining a power to make these dreams a reality. Along the way, self-confidence and faith are lost, when the world reveals that there is a difference between ones self-perception and that which is called "normality". A Place for Myself is a reflection on difference. The 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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