Eric Kabera was born in 1970, in the former Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo. He studied psychology, pedagogy and law at University.
After a training offered by Reuters Foundation in London, he became a radio journalist for 3 years with the national broadcaster and a freelancer for the Africa Section of the BBC. He attended one of the major training gatherings in Hollywood in directing, production and post production at the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
After 1994, he started a film production company, Link Media Productions, whose credits range from 100 Days, the first feature length film on the 1994 genocide, to numerous documentaries and short films mostly about his native Rwanda and the Great Lakes region. He has attended over 40 international film festivals around the world that have programmed his films. His productions had been acclaimed in prestigious film festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival, Vues d’Afrique (Canada), Milan, FESPACO, Los Angeles, ZIFF, Göteborg, New York, African Film Festival, Tribeca, Cape Town World Cinema Festival, Cinema Africa Tokyo etc.
In 2001, motivated by the lack of human resources in audiovisual production in Rwanda, Kabera founded the Rwanda Cinema Centre (RCC) with the intention of training and facilitating up and coming filmmakers in Rwanda.