Storytelling is a medium through which we can integrate our experiences and make sense of our lives. Through the sharing of our narratives, we are able to better understand each other and greater appreciate our strengths and diversity. With these ideals in mind, Bent Marble offers free creative documentary workshops that foster cross-cultural understanding and friendship, through empowering people to create their own digital stories with the resources they already possess, and share them with the world!
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Recently we offered our creative documentary workshops at Kampala Film School, an affiliate of Kampala University in Uganda. One student, Wilberforce Muzahura, had previously made one documentary short, Trash for Cash, about a street kid in Kampala who supports himself by collecting and selling recyclable materials found in junkyards. In Bent Marble’s workshops series, Wilberforce, himself a former street kid, chose another equally compelling documentary subject, Annet, a 10-year-old girl who was born with no arms, yet is remarkably able to do just about everything that children her age typically do! This second film he appropriately entitled, Ability. Impressively, due to the excellence of Wilberforce’s work on this and his first film, he was just awarded a full scholarship to attend Kampala Film School’s 3-year degree program in film production beginning this September! As part of his success story, we could not be prouder. And we will eagerly be following his developing career as a filmmaker. Please have a look now at his moving latest work: