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insights from an insider. on. every journey begins with the 1st step and every language the 1st word really. is in germany to learn german why not with simple online on your mobile. learning course speak german. hello and welcome all you 77 percent we have to discuss everything that much as to you africa's young my charity. my junior this is the 77 percent. that's i have you with us let's take you today to cologne germany where it was you can watch our african filmmakers to
discuss the challenges and opportunities to invest. next we go to uganda where musician rachel lam is an outspoken advocate of girls' rights. and last but not least as a studio single who wants to be with illusionist mozambique's capital. fest let's go to nigeria you've all had about rights movies from nigeria they're really challenging some of the more established film industries well like hollywood especially when it comes to numbers each week the west african film scene with these is about 50 new movies which is in lots more on the outward from the us now if that would talk honestly about next reports out there wait there would even be more coming out of nigeria but not just your regular kind of movies.
oh how many example right so for a little touch anything except a scale be drawn studios and us shot animation film is the tale of us 3 tribes in lagos trying to lead the nigerian dream from the studio. and he's co-founder of want to create unique stories that reflect african reality. have. become explore and sell to the wall i think what it would do that's. the next generations of dimension nation of. people in the bloodstock some of the sites it's more than themselves. the short film has been screened at film festivals around the world the next step to turn it into a feature film but for that and his team need more money metres and more cash the
problem is there aren't many animators in nigeria and how can a small business like studios attract investors. i think people need a brand period. problems tested with the market market see black. market with regards without seeing the series. or any type of production. one man that knows the nigerian feel market very well is movie director and yet. his movie wedding party too is the highest grossing nigerian feel of all time and he is now expanding to animation films he has a team of 10 animators working on various projects he recently released the trailer of his short animation film. i will.
the film is based on the nigerian female legend queen amina you see my like i was fully funded through donations on crowdfunding site kickstarter needy explains why animated films country gets to raise in africa not to the next level but. i think we've gotten to the point right away feels like you've seen it all it feels i was telling the same kind of stories and i think that's why people get excited when this all my life because you know that i've never seen anything like that before. with the right investments and top talent nigerian animations have the potential to even group you know. it's amazing what technology can do especially in the street debates it's also about still each year in germany the largest african film festival to experience in the city of cologne and our very own once you go our out when that meets filmmakers
from all over the continent to discuss the future of the african film industry let me have it and action. hello there and welcome to yet another edition of the street debate but this time it's going to be special because it's an 18 minute discussion with key players in the film industry from across the continent we are the 17th edition of the africa film festival in germany but the 1st question ease how important these festivals and i address it to you in my book they make it accessible otherwise they wouldn't have been accessible i mean he's like many other filmmakers who create work experience like and directors but the works never get to see the light of the day be seen by ordinary people you know so i'm very happy that there is
a festival that you can bring. the works to the people that want to come to you jacqueline you have international experience curating festivals from the u.k. you have walked in 1000000000 also curating what are the lessons that you you think that you would draw from your experience working also in the black star film festival and in the international festivals what are the lessons that you've learned. well. it's interesting we've seen more and more films being produced on the continent and that being widely disseminated in fact various festivals around the world and i think the opportunity now we have is through international film festivals that films don't less affluent and films don't necessarily only have to be seen within the african film festival but also international film festivals that they can be and then the white hat programming with american and european films and
i think that's a huge achievement and that's where we want to go actually. open question who benefits the most from the festivals is that the directors it the actors in the producers who wants to give it a show it's. all the people you mention and the audience those who wouldn't find like a niche content when it's nice you know a variety of content and when box office isn't the main main what you call it priority everyone and i mean when i go to festival ass and it's heaven it's always the experience for you know i love it when i watch films from from morning to you and you're in the bedroom so i sleep so i can. what have some of the common a few. in the films that you've watched how yes that was pretty common in the know you would films of particular you had to in family dramas remind stories around
room. somewhere else to pick narratives way that were set in rural areas or in a historical period you had a lot of jews but now i think the stories of diversifying pretty much a lot of different things are happening now from regular things away from love yes i would love to talk lovely to travel that happens but i think they realize the key maybe we shouldn't just make room on story. and comedy is actually comedy so you also have these people doing stuff from the mainstream who just do skits that are put on instagram that are put on you tube which also has its own following by itself so i would say the huge platform now for people to do 2 experiments doing really alternative stuff i mean there's to the funding issue but it's also a story of how much you can do with what you have where do you get the money this
is a question that i want to ask i mean you took 3 weeks to produce this film that is showing here where can still make us get money 1st of all people can have can have a collective and make films and whatever they have the chip in and create films i come from that that space and also of course you have. funds for my country don't have funds so rely on the funds from where they. where there's a corporate actions where the complex between french german or looks and bork whatever different countries might take over to. tending to in the way because you know collaboration is your financial source i would say you know that i'm a journalist but i'm doing independent filmmaker so when i see collaboration it's not only collaboration but i have to say from my. from my salary have to keep it have to cut my different things to produce film in
a low budget do you work with what you have and i also think that and i think this is also interesting for europe because the field funding landscape is changing everywhere right and depending on the political dispensation of countries more films it's difficult to fund films everywhere in the world and more and more people are trusting it like informal sources and independent ways of working and that for me also makes for stories that are much much more interesting because i'm saying that europe has run out of stories i don't think interesting stories don't come from europe anymore when it's from that established see in the in independent cinema and especially when you see like. first 2nd and 3rd generations of european making films i mean that makes me super excited and then i'm thinking european cinema isn't i but but without glorifying lack of resources i think there's some amazing things that come up from that you have acted as an actress in
a documentary did you contribution in this collaboration and how was what was your contribution like was it just in acting for free or actually even paying to act it was acting for free but for me i had a whole experience which for me was more and then whatever money they could pay me i had the chance to travel africa. get to know my roots to get to know brothers and sisters over there i think it is easier in maybe europe or america to start a film and to look for funds while in africa that is not the case but now it platforms as you tube they can reach out they can just like let their imagination go loose and make a movie of how they think africa should be so i do think there is a future there is really a future in african foam but. we shouldn't sit down and think like ok we don't have the funds or we're not going to do anything let's use what we have and put it out
there we are not waiting for people to help us let's help ourselves and show them what we can do before we get helped thank you so much for your name for. those of and to serve in discussion this time it was a very special one because we had a very intimate discussion with stakeholders in the film industry from across different countries in africa. maybe i should have this unique area as an actor or director. i wouldn't be able to present this show to you guys so it's all good thanks once you go in cologne for bringing us back if you want to learn more about african film go check out the whole debate you tube channel. now african movies are booming not just in nigeria but also in uganda which has its own film industry that what quaaludes
studio which is a daughter of it's found out she channels creativity through music many people in uganda see her as a role model for young people rachael ams music champions the rights of girls hello . i'm rachael. welcome to. this is my home. this is where i live. i'm just. i'm 13 but i started singing when i was. i want to use my music the promotes the culture for that we can uplift. both men and not just.
when i see young girls and boys. i see doctor business women i met. think me this is africa i was just about 23. where all the people i gave it were opportunities to reach their full potential. for. some goals of the night just to go to school because their parents think that go should not be educated unlike the boys some parents are still hold up by a culture they think that's well off men will come and take the girls and that's not the case girl should be given equal chances and opportunities to be educated like the boys so that's the kind get jobs like doctor as long as engineers and if goes to the elite trust in their voice will be reduced.
in terms of lawyers again rock as much as possible to promote the women's rights in the society if the girl is given a chance to be a doctor as much as possible just to have the life of a mother and a child and that we would use them would tell you to reduce. by 2050 africa will be developed when a girl is given rights and chances like the boys. you know for us it's not saving the discussion girls shilled definitely have the same rights and chances as boys now there's one remarkable lady from kenya who is a pioneer not only in the i. the world but also when it comes to our in people with her medication to solve in crisis through technology julian recently received the
german africa prize given by chancellor angela merkel social entrepreneur work on solutions to conflicts disaster relief and most importantly bring technology to the people who would otherwise not be able to access it. to canada the remote region in the north of kenya is sleep probably did the landscape. many who live here count themselves lucky to have access to the internet and electricity the last thing you would expect here is a tech hub where you can learn to code and found your own startup. and if it wasn't for julian iraq search such as might not exist the i.t. consultant has made a term mission to support young people who would otherwise not have enough opportunities yeah. it's not
only. the most remote 2nd of i think it's the most inspiring place that reminds you that technology still has the capacity to inspire to create solutions to. to create a sustainable living for anyone anywhere juliana supposed to hop together would enjoy your lemon lyons the chain young adult in program in web design and media skills aim to create a workforce of youth who can do freelance work right from where they live just because. people may be living outside of what is considered the core of either tech culture or culture in general or media in general or business doesn't mean that they don't have value to bring. over house of the students into qana our women some have used their newly acquired
skills to start their own businesses one of the most successful projects is up who's a wadi on all and shop run by marina who. the 27 year old found is already selling her traditional jewelry internationally. when she comes here and we get to listen we get to see what she's doing enough about it and it kind of the somebody like me can do within you know what's best for my community. just an inspirational knowing. when asked to describe herself giuliana is far more modest cheery gotta sell for somebody who helps enable change. i'm part collaborator i guess problems. a bit of unearned.
delirious push to change kenya's tech scene started years ago in kenya's capital nairobi at a time when u.s. opposition took to destry to protest a disputed election then tar country was in crisis together without a developer has to learn a founded the crowd sourcing platform. which is key to a hill for testimony that allowed ordinary people to report incidents of violence in their areas so we wanted to create a repository where we would. put all of this information so that there would be i record of what happened to the country today he sent a nationally recognized platform has been used to report his crimes during the us elections documented the war in syria and help disaster relief after the earthquake in nepal. and juliana has evolved from a young tech nerd into
a global role model and advocate for freedom of information now that's what i call an inspiring woman and that's my inspirations account. as studio single a creative collective from was the 3 friends want to bring to life that structure will tell you more about it in my city. of everybody we are who you think will join us forward through our thinking about. mozambique's capital has grown massively in the past decade some 3000000 inhabitants even maputo there has been an explosion of galleries bistros restaurants cabs coffee shops and street culture and mesirow and will forte are part of the booming creative scene as east studio seem cool they come up with
events and hold ground movie screenings in abandoned structures like this one. can read the site. to say oh yes we have a structure and we can use as a platform i can use as a. young creatives to explore their ideas again he speaks to me because of its mix of african and portuguese influences and it's nicknamed leaky have the city known previously as lawrence of max was the center of portuguese route 974 the later evolutionary shell decided he'd seen enough and forced the europeans to leave. today many structures are still vivid reminders of the colonial times like this one the press are detours a bullfighting arena that has actually not seen many goals in recent times. yet no
one would come in real source voluntary or meant that it is so beautiful to see how people exercising their freedom and adopting these spaces according to their needs so here for example there's no football field named by instead of being a death space we can come here and watch a football match in this space. i think this is the way these spaces should be transformed from a come from the victims of the opera sport. will ford and his friends have great plans for these aren't they wanted to become the stage of the 1st ever maputo film festival a week long celebration of local and international talent right here in the heart of the city for 4 years they've spent all their energy and spare time to make this dream happen for them the stakes are high.
and if i had to vention here will change how evan spaces are used chief objective is to start something new something that is a revolution he muttered. sound say mozambique's here oig revolution of 1974 has actually never really ended and is steaming ahead with full force meanwhile deliberative people of my futile rather enjoy a plastic ball from the ocean side art as east india seem cool. continue to explore new spaces full of opportunity for. us as our own she needs to abandon its basic needs tried to do it here to try to use its structure and somehow be able to be able to see to a city of the people by the people for the people that is easy to do seem cause
a bold vision whatever the future may bring peace to do seem to seize possibilities where others see rulings making makoto a place of great opportunity. and that's it for this week i hope you enjoyed the show because i did if you like to share stories suggestions or if it back on the show you can write us at 77 w. dot com and next time. looking out whether maybe young people go into that celebrates the most important thing in their lives but is it really worth spending so much money on the money found out including me. now we've got to go but we leave you with some more music from ugandan single out rachel with 2800000 views on. rachel m's most successful truck on goodbye have a great weekend. month
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