At the ongoing Kigali Audio Visual Forum, the government of Rwanda said they are in the process of establishing the Rwanda Film Office project to attract film production activities and development of audio-visual start-ups in the country. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo caught up with actor, Jimmy Jean Louis to understand the impact the creative industry could have on the Gross domestic product.
The Government of Rwanda is seeking to increase the contribution of the creative sector to the economy and job creation. Now to do so, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) organizes forums like Kigali Audio visual so they can share what the country is doing to create a conducive environment for the industry. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to different players from the creative industry to get their points of views on how a content creator can help grow both their work and the industry as well. Filmmaker, Eric Kabera, Independent Producer and Director, Saul Williams and Managing Director of KGL FWD, Autumn Marie Faraj join CNBC Africa for more.
On the sideline of the ongoing Audio Visual Forum, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo caught up with Aime Abizera, Manager at De Canal Plus International on the project they are planning to open next year in Rwanda and more.