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My Perfect Week at Lola Kenya Screen

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By Josephine Hatangimana, 11, Bujumbura, Burundi Though I was born in Nairobi and lived there for a while before my parents returned to Bujumbura, I was excited when I was selected from Burundi to participate in a filmmaking workshop organised by Lola Kenya Screen, East African Film Network, East African Community and German Agency for International Development in Nairobi December 6-12, 2014. When our delegation of three children and a chaperone landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a Lola Kenya Screen vehicle was waiting to pick us up and take us to our hotel. Nairobi felt colder than I could remember, especially at night. I couldn’t believe how much the city of my birth had changed so fast. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen 2014 an Exciting Adventure It was only after the vehicle stopped in front of Nairobi Safari Club on University Way and we were ushered into the foyer of the hotel that I realised it was one of the most prestigious, if not most expensive, hotel in Nairobi. But the best part of our seven-day was yet to come. I loved the hotel. I had lots of fun with friends from the East African Community. I loved the swimming pool. We enjoyed swimming and had lots of fun here. I hope many more children would love to have as much fun as we did during the festival. thank you so much. In the course of my visit I had a great time getting to know my colleagues from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi and learning about their countries and cultures. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen 2014 Inspires Me into Focusing on Bigger Things During our first engagement, the tour of Nairobi National Museum, I learnt many things, including the history of Kenya, beautiful birds and insects. I also visited …

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Lola Kenya Screen Inspires Me to Focus on Bigger Things

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By Didier Winston Haguma, 15, Kigali, Rwanda I was honoured to be among the three children selected from Rwanda to join others from the East African Community countries—Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda—to train in a filmmaking workshop offered by Lola Kenya Screen in Nairobi. RELATED: A Journey to Remember On landing in Nairobi, Ogova Ondego, director of Lola Kenya Screen, was at at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to receive us. He welcomed us and took us to a lovely hotel in the centre of the city called Nairobi Safari Club. One of our very first assignment as part of our training in filmmaking was a tour of Nairobi National Museum whose massive size was quite astonishing. It is beautifully decorated with artistic photos; the wildlife of Kenya is very wonderful and people of Kenya should conserve it because it is a treasure. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen 2014 an Exciting Adventure At the museum, i learnt that the order of display of artistic photos is so attractive to visitors and depicts the true cultural background of Kenya, and it adds value to the tourism. I wish to visit my home national museum and share with them the best experience learnt from Nairobi National Museum. RELATED: Our Skills-Development Programme in Creative Entrepreneurship Marks 10th Year! I also learnt of the bad historical periods of slave trade and colonialism which the people of Kenya went through. I observed that slave trade was facilitated by the railway line from the Kenyan Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to Uganda which was used to transport slaves and other goods from to the outside world. My tour of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation was equally very interesting and inspiring, People at KBC introduced me to things like how news is prepared, how lights are turned on and balanced …

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Lola Kenya Screen 2014 Excites Participant

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By Celestine Msake Oburu, 15, Nairobi, Kenya The highlights of my adventure at the 9th annual Lola Kenya Screen festival included the cinematography training, the visit to Nairobi National Museum, Maendeleo House and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. I learnt important lessons in the case of white balancing and the rules of filming during the cinematography workshop from which I also directed a film. RELATED: Passionate Burundian Trains in Cinematography at 9th Lola Kenya Screen Galleries of Nairobi National Museum are divided into sections such as great wall of mammals, evolution of human beings, and bird and art galleries. At the great hall of mammals I saw the differential ratio of past mammals compared to the ones today. The mammals of today are said to be weaker compared to those in the past and indeed I saw an image of a very big elephant at the museum. We also saw different arts at the art gallery which made it easier to explain the rules of cinematography and taking of photos. At the bird gallery, I saw the Hammercock (the world’s largest bird) and Kori Bustard (the world’s heaviest bird). I also came to be acquainted with participants from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya while on this tour that took at least three hours. RELATED: Fascinated by Birds and Conservation Efforts It was my first time at Goethe-Institut in Maendeleo House that is located within the Nairobi CBD. It was my first time there though I am Kenyan. There we took our first lesson in cinematography. Though we went there only once we learnt a lot of things and also we met the alumni of Lola Kenya Screen who gave us a lot of information on the activities we were going to be involved in for the entire week. We later went …

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