I Won't Kneel, a documentary by MTF East Africa alumni, Hilda Awori will premiere on Semastori Facebook page on Wednesday, 9th September 2020 at 11am EAT. I Won't Kneel is a story about a girl, who grew-up questioning her my authenticity as a Japadhola girl because she couldn't bring myself to kneel down while greeting other people like many other Japadhola girls did. She was disturbed by the fact that none of the boys were expected to kneel down for anything.
MTF West Africa Academy presents Isolation Diaries
Faced with the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, our Class of 2020 students were tasked with documenting and sharing their personal stories about the impact of COVID-19. Each student shot and edited a 3 minute silent mobile film made with zero budget. The result is ‘Isolation Diaries’ – 20 short films that portray the student’s fears, hopes and the realities of living in COVID times.
Q&A with Ghanaian filmmaker, documentary photographer Christine Boateng
Every year since 1991, International Day of the African Child has celebrated the African child and the importance of protecting, empowering and educating the continent’s future generation. To commemorate this year’s celebration, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) spoke to Ghanaian filmmaker, documentary photographer and MTF Class of 2020 student Christine Boateng.
What was your goal when you had joined the academy as part of the Class of 2020?
Q&A with Class of 2020 student Gbenga Gomes
MTF spoke to the Class of 2020 student Gbenga Gomes (26) from Lagos to find out how he has been coping with the lockdown in Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic, what representation in Africa’s creative and film industry means to them and what they think about the future of Africa’s creative film and TV industry.
What has your experience at the MTF Academy been like so far, before COVID-19?