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Film Sound Training in Burundi


The first Workshop of World Cinema Fund Factory did work really good. I had big fun with my co-trainer Dorothee Wenner, Pamela Schobes and Bachir Dia but the most exiting was to share time and experience with my dynamic team and participants.

It’s the first long fiction since 1995 in Burundi. It explain the excitement and tension of the Team. What make this project really special is that producers and all the professionals of Burundi are working together as an association (CoProDac) and work as one on Rolland Ruggero’s film. It is a big challenge for Burundi and CoProDac asked for their first training me to enhance their sound knowledge to ensure a proper sound on their film in the future. I do believe always more in this really special way of going with a project as a trainer and not showing how it should be. Because here in Burundi, the professionals know how they want to tell their stories and what they need to achieve their aim.
The concept to start with theory and to spring direct into praxis on the set of a local production appears on our 2 week workshop to be a win-win situation for everyone.
I do hope that our experience grows with the next trainings in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Maybe the WCF Factory can show a new way of making films in Africa and keep on learning…
I do hope that our experience grows with the next trainings in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Maybe the WCF Factory can show a new way of making films in Africa and keep on learning… World Cinema Fund Factory is an initiative of Deutsche Welle Akademy and Berlinale