This is definitely the 'Fifth' feature film coming out of Rwanda by a Rwandan Filmmaker so far. After 'Grey Matter' and 'Things of Aimless Wanderer' both by Kivu Ruhorahoza, 'Imbabazi: The Pardon' by Joel Karekezi and most recently 'Umutoma: Sweat Nothings' by Jean Kwezi, comes 'The Black Belgian'.
'The Black Belgian', a drama film set in Civil War; a feature directorial debut by Jean Luc Habyarimana who previously known for lensing others’ films needs YOUR SUPPORT for the post production.
Shot entirely in Uganda, the film Stars the cum-film director Joel Karekezi who also produces it. Co-stars are his Imbabazi feature film protagonist Joel Prynce Akuyo Atiku and Maureen Owomugisha.
“It’s time for film lovers to invest in good films they likely wish to watch, as they contribute in its making.” appeals Joel Karekezi, the film’s producer and main actor.
The film’s synopsis reads: During a civil war, JEAN PIERRE young militia finds AUGUSTIN shot in his own house to find later that he works for Belgium embassy. He forces him to offer him a VISA while August insists on finding his daughter that was taken by militias in exchange of the EUROPEAN VISA.
"The Black Belgian"
The film’s production wrapped few weeks ago and it headed into post-production and as the Director told Inyarwanda, "It has been an adventure to make a such film with a very limited budget, but with a great and supportive team." and "what money can't, people can."
The filmmakers are looking for additional $10,000 to help into post-production works: Editing, Sound Design, Original Music Composition, Color Correction and Film Marketing.
Visit its Indiegogo Page, Watch the trailer, Select your perk; and be part of this Dream Project; and “It will be an honor to have you as our partner on this project!” as they articulate on its Indiegogo page.
YES, as I said it introducing my article; this is by far the fifth feature film (at least with international standards) to come out of Rwanda, by Rwandan filmmaker(s). This is said apart from the tenth of Nollywood-like feature videos produced locally and released on DVD for the local audience every year.