Jacqueline Kalimunda: "Single Rwandan" and her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

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Genre : Calls for papers
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Release/publication date : March 2014
Published on : 03/11/2014
Source : African Women in Cinema (Beti Ellerson)

Jacqueline Kalimunda talks about her project in progress, "Single Rwandan", the importance of new technologies and her Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

SINGLE RWANDAN SEEKS CROWDFUNDING from Jacqueline Kalimunda on Vimeo.

Jacqueline, tell us a bit about yourself and your evolution into cinema.

For more than 12 years I have written, directed and produced films. During that time I had the opportunity to work with talented people who helped me improve my skills and to gain knowledge. There was the historical documentary, Homeland with the widely-broadcast Imagine Africa TV series (on 35 African public channels), the comedy High Life for Canal+ about a girl who is a tomboy and wants to lose her virginity before her 18th birthday. There was also the film Burning Down, for which I developed the script with Kisha Cameron-Dingle and Matt Plouffe in the context of the US-based Focus Features production company. Througout this demanding and rigourous year I learned as much as in 10 years of scriptwriting. I shot it with Eriq Ebouaney, Cyril Guei, Roxane Lebrun, all great actors, and did the stunts with Remi Canalpe, who was working at the same time on Mood Indigo by Michel Gondry. Burning Down was a wonderful experience.

3mn from BURNING DOWN from Jacqueline Kalimunda on Vimeo.

Your project on love and resilience in Rwanda, what is it about?

Single Rwandan is an exciting adventure. A transmedia documentary project, including: television, Internet, art and literature. This is a project dear to my heart for two main reasons.

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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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