Kivu Ruhorahoza: Representation matters
During IDFA 2019, we organized the IDFA Industry Talk Filming 'the other'; entitlement or privilege?, which gathered international filmmakers to elaborate on awareness, gaze and entitlement in documentary filmmaking. Among the speakers was Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza, whose latest film Europa, "Based on a True Story" world-premiered at the festival in our feature-length competition. After the Talk, we caught up with Ruhorahoza to discuss the representation of marginalized communities and, through making a film in the UK, his efforts to claim the same privilege that Western filmmakers take when making films in the Global South. Read the interview here.