Eric Kabera Would Be Speaking And Taking Questions Live Online At The Afro-Bloggers Convention
Eric Kabera Film Director/Producer
Born in 1970, in former Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo, acclaimed Rwandan
filmmaker, Eric Kabera made his studies in psychology, pedagogy, and law. After a training
offered by Reuters Foundation in London, he became a radio journalist for 3 years with the
national broadcaster and a freelancer for the Africa Section of the BBC. He attended one of the
major training gatherings in Hollywood (Los Angeles) in directing, production and
post-production at the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
Motivated by the lack of human resources in audiovisual in Rwanda, Eric Kabera founded the
Rwanda Cinema Centre (RCC) in 2001 with the intention of training and facilitating filmmaking
in Rwanda. He is also one of the founding members of the African film School networks (FSN)
with reputable German film schools.
He is also a member of the East African Filmmakers Forum that covers Tanzania, Uganda,
Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda and he sits on the board of Advisors of Maisha Film Labs
alongside Spike Lee, Raoul Peck, Sofia Coppola, and Peter Chappel.
Eric Kabera is the founder and the Chairperson of the annual Rwanda Film Festival organized
and hosted by Rwanda Cinema Centre.
Rwanda Cinema Centre initiatives have been hailed around the world from l, Cape Town,
Zanzibar, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles. In 2007, Rwanda Cinema Centre held a special
program called 3 Voices at the Tribeca Film Festival where over 400 delegates attended the
event celebrating talents trained by the Rwanda Cinema Centre under the leadership of Eric
Kabera at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Among the top guest speakers at this event were:
President William Jefferson Clinton the 42nd President of the United States of America,
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Ambassador Andrew Young, the Civil Rights Movement
activist and former mayor of Atlanta, Pastor Rick Warren author of the Best Seller book Purpose
Eric Kabera is now the founder and of KWETU FILM INSTITUTE. A regional film, Tv, Arts and
media School based in Kigali -Rwanda.
Kwetu Film Institute is now being supported by the German government under the program
called Rwanda Media Project.
Since 1994, Mr. Kabera’s company, Link Media Productions whose production credits range
from the first feature-length film 100 days on the genocide against the Tutsi to multiple
documentaries and shorts specializing on the Great Lakes region and Rwanda. He has
attended over 100 international film festivals around the world that have received his films. His
productions had been acclaimed in prestigious film festivals such as Toronto International Film
Festival, London International Film Festival, Vues d’Afrique (Canada), Milan, FESPACO, Los
Angeles, ZIFF, Göteborg, New York, African Film Festival, Tribeca, Cape Town World Cinema
Festival, Cinema Africa Tokyo.
Eric has also given talks and presentations at various reputable universities and institutions
such as USC, Tufts University (USA), the Dramatic Institute (Stockholm / Sweden), the
Gothenburg Film Festival, UCLA, CalArts, Cinema Africa/ Tokyo and at the Tokyo University of
Foreign Studies, University of Southern California.
Eric Kabera's work has been presented at the United Nations in New York. He has also made a
presentation at a side event during the United Nations General Assembly on MDGS challenges.
Eric Kabera was also selected as an African filmmaker to give a presentation at the World
Congress of History Producers in London. This gathering brings together scholars, Historians
and Tv names who cover world history.
Eric’s presentation and work have also been featured on CNN, Sky Tv, BBC, Radio and TV,
PBS, NHK Japan, RBA, SABC, RFI, and many other broadcasters around the world.
The Director’s guild of America chaired by Michael APTED (Gorillas in the Mist) had recognized
Eric KABERA’s talent and vision.
Mr. Kabera is also the recipient of the 2012 Africa Visionary Award at the Pan African Film
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars organizers) have recognized and
supported Eric Kabera cinematic initiatives when they flew in to attend Hillywood/ The Rwanda
Annual Film Festival as the delegation also officially opened this First Film, Arts, Media and
Television School in Rwanda, the KWETU FILM INSTITUTE founded by Eric Kabera.
Eric Kabera is the recipient of the first Humanitarian Award from the Hollywood International
family film festival that takes place inside the legendary Raleigh Studio, a space once owned by
the renown Charlie Chaplin and Michael Fairbanks.
● Africa United
Three Rwandan youngsters travel to an audition for the football World Cup opening ceremony, but
when their journey takes an unexpected turn, the trio find themselves in grave danger.
Filmmaker Eric Kabera examines how Rwanda survived its tragic past by regaining its
identity through music, dance, and the resilience of a new generation.
● 100 DAYS
A feature film recounting days ensuing the start of Genocide on Rwanda/ 1999 / Producer
● Ramp Historia
A Swedish TV youth Program that reflects on history through the eyes of the youth. /2003 /
● Keepers of Memory
The documentary commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda. /2004
Producer / Director
● Through my Eyes,
In collaboration with the Rwanda Cinema Centre (RCC): A documentary film on Rwandan youth
reflecting on their past, present and future perspectives./2004/Co-Director-Producer.
Celebrating Women Achievements:
A film celebrating the Achievement of Rwandan women.
Journey Into Rwanda: A documentary profiling Rwanda today.
Rw Je me Souviens. 2004
Africa United 2010
Liberation Movie 2013/ In preparation
INTORE / Documentary/ Released in 2014 at the opening of the Rwanda film festival.
Eric Kabera would be speaking and taking questionns online via Zoom on the topic Afro-Media at the "Afro-Bloggers Convention" tomorrow the 19th June 2020, time 5pm, join by registering on the Afro-Bloggers section of this website or on this: link https://bit.ly/AfroBloggersConvention