Videos by the students the Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, part of the YaLa Academy
— By James from Nigeria
Abiamo is Yoruba equivalent for motherhood, depicting trials and tribulations mothers especially career women go through in order to raise their children and keep their families, this experience invokes nothing but a warm and fuzzy feeling throughout the shooting. I spent the day literally running around with my Nikon D90 Camera taking every sharable moments of a friend, who fits perfectly my vision of abiamo.
— By Tiamiyu from Nigeria
What can I say? I love markets! The first market in this video is located in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. I was there because I was told to visit my mum’s cousins who live in a very remote village, to celebrate Christmas and New Year. The residents of this village in Egbejoda are mostly farmers and local traders. I accepted to visit because It will be my time of sober reflection. I stayed. During this time that I was cut off from network and electricity. I felt stuffy and couldn’t bear it anymore. I began to wonder how can youths like myself be engaged in farming in rural areas like this, where they seem not to be any of what we want. This is why farming will continually be seen as a local job or an uneducated persons job. I finally ran away, and back to the city.
The 2nd market is a market in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. I grew up in this market called “Kasu wan bechi”. It is known as a terminal point of sale, of foreign used goods like clothes, bags, shoes, bedspread, belts and others you can ever imagine. Every day after school, I was going to my mum shop, playing around with other kids from a total different background. During crisis we live in fear. We don’t go to shop and avoid certain areas because of ethnic or religion issues. Growing up in this market that depicts an identity that is different from where I come from, made me to understand the importance of tolerance, love, mutual understanding and unity. I hope you get the point 🙂
— By Assumpta from Rwanda
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda. Kigali is Rwanda’s biggest city with a population of 1,135 428 , it’s also the commercial capital of the country. It was founded by the Germans in 1907 but only became Rwanda’s capital when the country became independent (from Belgium) in 1962. Kigali was at the center of the horrendous genocide that took place in 1994 which took the lives of more than 1000,000 people and displaced many more in the space of just 100 days. After the genocide, Kigali has slowly rebuilt, now is among the most beautiful cities in Africa.
Here is a my favorite place in Kigali, is in Gasabo District, Kinyinya sector of course in Kigali City. I like that place because it shows how Rwanda is trying to change and continues to rebuilt itself. When you look at that place Kinyinya, you see how beautiful and peaceful it is, you can even wish you had the whome day to look at this beautiful hill.
When you visit that place, you can see that work is going on, and you can’t imagine how all those houses and apartments will be when finished. I really like this hill of Kinyinya and everyone wish to live in one of those beautiful house.
The Lake Village
— By Epiphane from Benin
— By Adan from Somalia
Discover the Monument of Heroes
— By Alexandrine from Burkina Faso
Denis Duke on the Road
— By Denis from Uganda
How my Friend Changed my Life
— By Lena from Malawi
Park Acoustics Festival
— By Sanet from South Africa