A Place for Myself is the Rwandan film is to be screened at the Centro Afro Carioca de Cinema Festival in Brazil. The festival, which recognizes outstanding African talents this year acknowledges A Place for Myself as one of the films to be screened.
The film will be screened on August 31 at Cinema Odeon, then at also at Centro Cultural Da Justica Federal on September 1.
Directed by Marie Clementine Dusabejambo, the film captures the story of Elikia, a five year old albino girl, who attends a casual elementary school. Due to her skin color, her classmates make her realize that her being ‘different’ is more of a problem than a special trait. While the neighborhood treats her as a stereotype, her mother encourages her. Together, they fight back and raise their voice to find a place for themselves.
The film has also been awarded at the 2017 Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) among other feativals.