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Screenwriting Rwanda

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell is an award-winning writer, director and Cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California. He earned a BA in English and Economics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he excelled as a playwright and additionally worked at CNN’s Washington Bureau as a researcher and Associate Producer for the network’s long-form documentary program, CNN Presents. Read More

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza, 30, is a filmmaker and writer from Rwanda. Kivu’s experimental film work has been featured at the London Tate Modern (part of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project), the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and several other prestigious venues across the world. His Read More

Ami Boghani

Ami Boghani

Ami Boghani is an independent screenwriter and producer based in New York City. She has been involved with Maisha since its inception in 2004. Alongside Mira Nair and Musarait Kashmiri, Ami developed and executed the Maisha training programs from 2004 – 2008. Now, she is a member of the Maisha Foundation’s Board of Directors and Read More

Joel Karekezi

Joel Karekezi

Joel Karekezi graduated from Cinecours in 2008. His 2009 short The Pardon won awards at international festivals. His first feature Imbabazi: The Pardon received a Göteborg Festival Fund grant and won the Grand Nile Prize at Luxor African Film Festival 2014 & Special Mention at Khouribga African Film Festival. His script for The Mercy of Read More