“The Great Lakes” served as a forum to promote promising young film artists from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Because training programmes for prospective filmmakers are rare in these countries, the transnational exchange with experienced colleagues, some of whom are German, helped make more artistic and socio-political opportunities available to these young artists. Their best films were compiled into a programme by the artistic directors of the African film festivals mentioned above and presented at selected events, such as the Afrikamera 2015 film festival in Berlin, accompanied by conferences and discussion panels on the cultural life of the Great Lakes region.
A project by toucouleur e.V. and Afrikamera, Berlin.
Artistic director: Alex Moussa Sawadogo (DE)
Participants: Michael Bogar (DE), Franck B. Mweze (CG), Léonce Ngabo (BI), Kivu Ruhorahoza (RW), Jacques Rutabingwa (RW)