- Written by by Queen Munguti for Kenyakidz
Re-tuning Cinema in Africa (RECA) is giving a chance to aspiring Kenyan teenage film-makers to learn how to shoot, edit and make movies at a week long camp. This comes at a time when Kenya’s film industry is able to offer jobs to over 20,000 youths as reported by in Copyright News Issue 13.
RECA film program is an organization that aims to create a generation of filmmakers, and nurture them from a young age. The students will be taught by film professionals such as Mark Wambui who was voted for as Filmmaker of the year in the African Youth Awards 2015 and cinematographer Felicia Wanjiku who’s four experience has four year experience has seen her do corporate events for African Union.
“The idea is to bring our network of cinema club students from various schools and also those who are not members of the club together so that they can meet, know each other, share, interact and work together,” says Saum Idd, the organizer of the program. “It will be the first Summer Film Camp for students in the country.”
RECA Cinema Club currently runs in some Kenyan International Schools such as St. Christopher's Secondary, Light Academy Boys and Light Academy Girls Secondary Schools but they plan to expand it into other schools such as; International School of Kenya, Jaffery's Academy and St. Nicholas Senior School in the next term and also into public schools by next year.
“The camp will benefit the students who are serious about pursuing film later as a profession. It will help them identify what they are most passionate about from the various arms of film,” says Saum Idd.
Although the camp will mostly major on film, the students will be involved in other team building activities such as games, bonfire nights, debates, boat rides, camel rides, cave visits and boat riding.
The campers are advised to carry a change of warm clothes such as mittens, beanies, sweatshirts with hoods among others.
The charges for attending the camp are Sh25,000 for day backs and Sh30,000 for full campers to be paid by 8th August, which can be paid via Lipa na Mpesa till Number 880476.