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09 July 2018

CINEF #4 2018 - Cinéma au féminin (Kinshasa) : A Place for myself | Une place pour moi by/de Marie Clementine Dusabejambo


Court Métrage – Short
Fiction
A Place for myself | Une place pour moi (2016)
by/de Marie Clementine Dusabejambo (Rwanda)


SYNOPSIS

[English]
 “A Place for Myself” captures the story of Elikia, a five-year-old girl with albinism who attends a regular elementary school. Due to her skin colour her classmates make her realise that her "difference" is more a problem than a special trait. While the neighbourhood 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 that makes it 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 is called “normality. “A Place for Myself” is a reflection on our differences. Our goal is to inspire young people and to make them realise that human beings have a lot in common to focus on, rather than just differences.

[Français]
Dans une école primaire quelconque, arrive Elikia, une fille âgée de cinq ans, atteinte d’albinisme. 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.


BIOGRAPHY | BIOGRAPHIE

[English]
Marie Clementine Dusabejambo, born in Kigali, studied electronics and telecommunications in Rwanda. She is a filmmaker working with the Rwandan-based Almond Tree Films Collective.

[Français]
Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo, née à Kigali, a fait des etudes en électronique et télécommunications. Cinéaste, elle travaille avec Almond Tree Films Collective basé au Rwanda.

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