Same story as yesterday. Got up at 0500 am to put on the water heater. Had a good coffee at the Holiday Inn, it is one of the few places where you can have coffee at 0630 am. Last night I watched a French movie, Les Choristes, at the ongoing European Filmfestival. The film was sold out, so a lot of people had to sit on the ground. The audience was quite enthousiastic. Almost robbed by some streetkids on the way back. Today they will show Shouf Shouf Habibi, one of the two Dutch movies showing at the festival. The paper this morning made me angry: the mediacongres says that we (journalists) should make an end to negative reporting on Africa. They are right, but the fact is that Africa has a lot of negative stories to tell. How can you make a positive story of politicians filling there fat bellies, while at the same moment they completely neglect the fact that their own people don’t even have access to clean water, medicin or education? I am doing my best. Just sent some proposals to a newspapers to make reports on the Congo elections. Doing research on Burundi and Rwandese refugees.
Could job rotation for world leaders work? Ever wondered how Africa would look if we
Shelly Githonga is a Kenyan writer. Last year, her screenplay was selected from the catalog of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guilt, to be produced. Days before the movies premieres, we talk to her. Who is the writer and what moves her to write about a serious subject as mental health?