Private Project

Tharcisse A.K.A Drogba - The deaf shoe maker

Tharcise was born deaf. After his parents died he was adopted in a very poor family but after some time an organization that supports youths who live with a disability helped him and taught him how to make shoes. Now his life has changed as he can be able to make shoes, sell and earn some money to support himself and his adoptive mother. It has also boosted his morale.

  • Gilbert Sibomana
  • Gilbert Sibomana
  • 100 Pixels Studio
  • Tharcisse
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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Director Biography - Gilbert Sibomana

My name is Gilbert Sibomana. I’m a Rwandan filmmaker. Since I left school in 2012, I joined a film school” Africa digital media academy”. I studied video production and cinematography. Since I left school, I have been making documentary films and fiction across Africa, mainly in East African countries, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and Congo
Currently, I'm working on projects for people who live with disabilities in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mozambique.

On most of the projects, I work as a cinematographer, editor, and director. Apart from my own films, I have also been working on many local and international film projects.

I'm a freelancer filmmaker and my interest lies in telling real-life stories.

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Director Statement

From the day I started working with organizations that support people with disabilities( See you foundation and Light for the World) I was moved by the way they struggle in life yet they still fight, and keep a good smile to survive. Apart from the job I was hired to do, I decided to start making my own short films from their stories so that the world could see how hardworking and motivated they are despite their disabilities. My purpose is that their stories empower people across the world who still regard disability as an inability.