British Council presents exciting acts at IIFF

HARARE - Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker Yaba Badoe, who is currently running a documentary workshop at the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF), has come to Zimbabwe through the support of the British Council.

The 14th edition of IIFF, which began in Harare on the 14th of this month and will end tomorrow, and is running under the theme “Women Alive: Women of Heart”.

Badoe, a member of the IIFF 2015 jury, has been conducting a workshop that has been divided into theory and practical.

The workshop participants were drawn from various sectors including filmmaking, journalism, youth activism, law and development.

According to a statement from the British Council, the course has been designed to take Zimbabwean filmmakers to the next level.

“The skills being imparted to the participants include genres of documentary filmmaking, principles of good story-telling, stages of documentary film production and interview techniques.

“Participants were split into three groups of two individuals. Each group having a chance to cover at least one festival event, conduct interviews with festival guests and audiences then edit the piece which will be showcased at various platforms.

“The workshop participants have already covered the opening night and will also cover the closing night on Saturday. The hands-on experience was straight after theory to ensure that participants put to practice what they have learnt from Yaba Badoe,” read part of the statement.

Blessing Hungwe, who is one of the participants, said: “We are living in a time where storytelling has become very important, and we are grateful to get these skills because we can now tell our own stories as well as assist others. This will definitely leave a legacy in the industry, since we are working with a renowned filmmaker,” he said.

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