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2017 Thank You-2018 The Reel Tabz Welcomes You.

HAAAAAPPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!! Happy New Year Everybody.  Happy New year! Another year to win and do all these fun stuff. I hope your holiday was relaxing, easy and happy. I love blogging, like I really really love it. I enjoy documenting my story on this earth. In many ways blogging allows me to take a look at my life through a visual journal. Taking a look back at 2017 will help me align my 2018 to where I need to place more focus on and do more of or less of. I must say that all of 2017 has been good to me even though in my opinion I had not lived up to my full potential for the year. All the opportunities that came my way were nudges that I should do more, work more, listen to myself more and know that my inner voice is never wrong. My mind can…

The Last Breath – A Film from a ‘Woke’ Ugandan filmmaker Jordan Braise.

Sometimes I wonder why I keep writing and putting out work, this may occur when I get into an occasional funk, but the beauty of life is that it creates events to remind one why they are on the journey they are on. Such an event was at the Durban Film Festival when myself and Jordan Braise crossed paths. Carrying a very quiet and calm demeanor I was always curios about Jordan. It wasn’t till we all went home that we connected. After a few exchanges I suggested that I write about his Grad film from Uganda Film School. His wisdom far exceeds his age, his love for the continent is tangible and his connection to his inner self is worthy of respect. The Last Breath entails “A dying Ugandan mother gives her young daughter, Nina, a red balloon as a final lesson to deal with grief. Protecting the balloon and…

 5 On 5 with Aaron and Amanda Kopp of Mystical Tale Liyana.

‘It was written in the stars.’ This is how best I can describe meeting the creative minds behind Documentary Hybrid Liyana; Aaron and Amanda Kopp. Right on the eve of the 10th Talents Durban program I attended the opening night ceremony of the 38th Durban International Film Festival and the film of choice was South African female directed film ‘The Serpent’. At the after party where we had a memorable encounter the following days would bring even more amazing experiences including dinners, partying to the amazing Afro Beats sounds of Fela Kuti (watched the documentary, ‘Finding Fela’, amazing) at the trendy jazz bar ‘The Chairman’ and finally having a private screening of the film. I knew I had to extract some of their wisdom, creativity and understanding of their craft in this piece: 5 On 5; Five questions with Creative Minds. I could write more on how heavily Inspired I…

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