Our video storytelling mentorship in Uganda originated in 2013 in a community of ‘sisters’, a mix of refugee girls from Sudan, DRC, and Rwanda and girls from the rural village of Nalweyo. On weekends, a Ugandan filmmaker and writer, Patience Nitumwesiga, traveled from Kampala to teach and encourage the girls in a practice of understanding filmmaking.

At the beginning, Patience taught them such things as how to assemble and operate the cameras, how to use a tripod, and how to frame a scene. She also posed questions for them to consider as filmmakers. One early question she asked was: Why do you think it’s important to learn to use a video camera? 

In this second video blog from NeeNee Productions, you’ll get an intimate look at the girls as they begin to learn and use video cameras, and you’ll discover how they answered that question. 

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About NeeNee Productions

NeeNee Productions specializes in documentary film-making and video-advocacy. Our films highlight the complexities of the lives lived and dreams dreamed in this world we live in. We seek out compelling stories of individuals and communities at the margins of society, those who are underrepresented yet have lessons to teach us and stories that touch the heart. Tell your stories. Share your dreams. Notice the dreams around you. Spread the dreams we share.


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