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Rujindiri's descendants/ The mother and her daughter

Lucie descended from Rujindiri, the most famous and the master of umuduri who ever lived in Rwanda. Umuduri was a traditional Rwandan musical instrument that they played mostly to please kings and their entourage, especially during big ceremonies. Now, Lucie and her daughter walk the streets of Kigali every day playing Umuduri as a way of making a living. Despite being made fun of in the streets by people who call them names especially claiming that no one ever gets rich from playing umuduri, they do not give up, this s their passion and is in their blood. The 2 have to take from where their ancestors left off.

  • Gilbert Sibo Sibomana
  • Gilbert Sibo Sibomana
  • 100 Pixels Studio 100 Pixels studio
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    5 minutes 38 seconds
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    5,000 USD
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Director Biography - Gilbert Sibo 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

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

I, myself have a background in music and I was I dancer when I was young. I have always been fascinated by stories about people who play traditional instruments. When I was walking in my neighborhood I came across Lucie and her daughter playing instruments and singing. I asked them if I could make a short film about their journey to traditional music and they accepted. I grabbed the camera and followed them.