UNE PLACE POUR MOI | Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo | Rwanda, 2016 | FICTION, 21’

Film still A Place For Myself 4-2

A Place For Myself » follows five-year-old Elikia as she begins her first day at school – entering for the first time into a society where her being ‘different’ is more a problem than a special trait. While her peers mistreat her, her mother encourages her; together they fight back and raise their voice to find a place for themselves. A story simultaneously discusses the pain and beauty of motherhood and childhood.