Thursday, November 27, 2008

Film Premiere Pictures - DRC - Day 2

Aga Khan Film - West Africa Premiere
The Democratic Republic of Congo - Day 2 - Oct 18, 2008

I started the day with local students speaking about filmmaking in general and the journey of the Aga Khan Film in particular. We also spoke about Islam, engaging with people of other faiths, and pursuits towards peace. The students were very bright and inquisitive, asking dozens and dozens of insightful questions. Many of these students came to the evening screening event to watch the film.

Day 2's premiere was mainly for Ismailis. The audience was at capacity with over 500 attendees.

Shafique, one of the organizers of the event.

Here I am, speaking to students about filmmaking

A promotion poster for the film in Gujarati - a base language for most DRC Ismailis

Buses were organized so that Ismailis could come straight from jamatkhane after prayers to the hall for the film screening.

Sayna, giving the introduction

Neemat, one of the organizers of the event.

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