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May 27, 2019

Athi-Patra Ruga at Realness Residency

WHATIFTHEWORLD is proud to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga has been selected to participate in the 2019 African Screenwriter’s Residency with Realness, for their 4th edition. The six participants were announced this past week at Cannes Film Festival.

The 6 selected projects were chosen by an international panel of 16 world cinema stakeholders, including Elias Ribeiro, Efuru Flowers, Anthony Mestriner, Dominique Welinski, and Thandeka Zwana. Realness alumni have proceeded to take part in the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Biennale College Cinema and La Fabrique in Cannes. 

The 4th Edition’s participants will begin their journey at the Nirox Foundation residence and sculpture park in the Cradle of Humankind on the 11th of June. 

“Realness Residency is a Pan-African screenwriting initiative seeking diversity in contemporary African perspectives while encouraging risk-taking, originality and authenticity. “

To read the full announcement, click here.

For more information on Realness and Ruga’s project, click here.