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The fairy tale of NDABAGA

Ndabaga was born in 1700 in shadow of war. Her father called Nyamutezi went off to serve the king in his army. According to law, healthy men must serve the kingdom into old age, only earning a peaceful retirement upon being replaced by their son. Ndabaga had no brothers, though, so her father’s fate was to die a warrior in the king’s service. There was no course
of action for a daughter to relieve a father. Only boys and men were trusted to perform the physical feats of a warrior. Until Ndabaga decided otherwise. She spent her days training. Ndabaga pushed the limits of her speed, her strength, her stamina. She ran and jumped, she learned to wield a spear and a bow and arrow. She learned to fight, and soon she fought better than any boy her age in her village. Finally she replaced Nyamutezi, her father, her great performance in Kingdom’s army made her to be a Queen of the Kingdom.

  • Joselyne
  • 1000Hills Animation Studio
  • Neema Confiance
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    8 minutes 13 seconds
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    March 25, 2022
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    6,100 EUR
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  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Paul SEMIVUMBI

SEMIVUMBI Paul holds bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Rwanda, and 2D animation certificate from African Digital Media academy. He lives in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

He serve Rwanda Polytechnic as assistant Lecturer in Digital Media Production. In 2019, he won a grant in Visual Arts Competition of strengthening uniqueness of Rwandan culture; National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) prepared it. In 2018, He became a finalist in Global Innovation through Science and Technology competition of Tech I project management; American Association for Advancement of Science and US Department of state prepared it. His achievements are always driven by hardworking and great passion for Rwandan cultural spirit and values.

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