Jun 26, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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10 women selected for animation training with Ladima

The Ladima Foundation, in partnership with Culture and Development East Africa and the Kwetu International Animation Film Festival, have announced the 10 selected East African women who will take part in the animation training “Let Your Voices Roar” to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The 10-day animation workshop was designed for women to explore the themes of home and belonging and how animation can be used to raise their voices within and beyond the borders of their communities .

The 10 are Meek Alex Wanga, Doreen Kirumba Mwirigi and Marcia Tisa from Kenya, Nsile James Uiso, Angela Beily, Adelaide Barnabas Jachi, Lightness Joneal Walter and Gwantwa Lucas Mwakalinga from Tanzania, Ruth Nazinda from Uganda and Hortance Umugwaneza Kamikazi from Rwanda.

The training will be led by Comfort Arthur, an award-winning British-born Ghanaian animator, illustrator and imager end artists of the African Animation Network. Arthur studied at the Royal College of Arts in London before moving to Ghana in 2012 to found The Comfy Studio. Her animated short film Black Barbie has screened at more than 50 film festivals around the world and has received multiple awards.

The training will be provided by Lydiah Mugure Mwangi, a Kenyan animator, game developer and the founder of Naota Studios – a company for digital arts focused on developing fun and interactive content on Africa’s rich history.

Ladima Film Academy offers access to free online and limited in-person training courses in editing, production, screenwriting, documentary making, Animation, direction and camera.