Joseph Njata

Rwandan filmmaker upbeat as short film debuts at Locarno Film Festival

In late January, two Rwandan short films pre-premiered at Goethe – Institut, Kigali. The two films had been developed in a training workshop entitled ‘Power of Constraints’. Three Rwandan filmmakers; Samuel Ishimwe, Philbert Aimé Mbabazi and Remy Ryumugabe were the mentors....

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Meet the Rwandan artist whose work is getting global recognition

Through sheer grit and hard work, Abdoul Mujyambere has made a name for himself as one of the most respected performing and visual artists in Rwanda.  He explores themes like performing body, memory, identity and visual archives.  Mujyambere is among 50 African artists, whose...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 12:56 AM

A young Rwandan visual artist wins Africalia grants

Joshua Biseruka has won a grant aimed at supporting visual artistes and creatives in the new coronavirus times. The 27-year-old is a Rwandan visual artist based in Kigali, applied for the ‘Creativity is Life’ grants, which were announced by Africalia in May, this year. The excited...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Winners of Covid-19 photography projects announced

In Early July, Kigali Centre for Photography in collaboration with King’s College London posted a call for application targeting Rwandan photographers who have been negatively affected by the current pandemic.  Each of the five successful photographers would receive a small grant...

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 12:59 AM

Meet the face behind Fingerpickers in Africa

Twenty-six-year-old Deo Salvator Iratwumva is a self-taught Rwandan guitarist, and a master of the finger-picking technique. This technique is used to play folk, country-jazz and blues music.  An established recording artiste, Iratwumva is a music curator and the founder of Fingerpickers in...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Boosting shoots grants winners announced

In mid-June, Goethe-Institut Kigali posted a call for application targeting artists, who are based in Rwanda for digital mini-productions of up to 1 minute. They urged artists in all disciplines to be creative, digital as well as stay safe as they brainstormed their pitches for application....

Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Every person has a story: An interview with veteran actor Kennedy Mazimpaka

“You cannot talk about the burgeoning Rwandan film industry without mentioning Kennedy Mazimpaka. The 60-year-old actor has been featured in almost all international films that have been produced in Rwanda. I caught up with him and here are some excerpts.” Your acting career...

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Pomp and joy as Karani Ngufu premieres in Kigali

Over the weekend all roads led to Gatenga, in Kigali, where Karani Ngufu, a new Rwandan film had its grand premiere. Exactly one hour before the main feature, the rain threatened to disrupt the long-awaited open air event.  Kabobo Kaboss, a local comedian, had a brief entertainment session...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

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