Rwandan journalist writes new script in Cape Town


Raymond Kalisa from Rwanda is not new to journalism. He has been working as a freelancer for international media organizations such as CNN, BBC, and ITN for some time. Coming from Rwanda has also influenced his choice to become a journalist because he wanted to let the world know what happened in his country during the genocide.

The workshop was a great opportunity for me. We had to go to a strange place in South Africa and without any idea about it or even knowing anybody be able to identify my characters and make a story around them in just 3 minutes. That made me realize another side of me that I didn't know.

Q - You have just finished a week long workshop in short documentaries sponsored by The Media Project. How was it? Did it meet your expectations?

At first, I was asking myself how it was going to be during the training. But when we started I realized that I had a weakness in writing and being able to tell stories. As we kept on training, I spotted where my weakness where and now after the program, I am able to sit down and write a script. So I have already started writing my first shot film.

Q - What kind of ideas do you have for new productions in the coming year?

I have already identified my stories and hope to have more before the end of the year. I wish we could have more programs going on every now and then. With this there can be more strong story tellers.


                          THE ROUGH WATERS OF CAPE TOWN

                                          By Raymond Khalisa

Africa, SocietyArne H. Fjeldstad