Kin La Belle
Upon returning to the Democratic Republic of Congo after spending more than a decade in the United Kingdom where my family and me had emigrated when I was a child, I found myself falling in love with my country and Africa all over again. Although trapped in a system of recklessness and political unrest as constantly portrayed by the media it was wonderful to see that these negative stereotypes that were being put out by the media were only showing one side of a country that was once a shining symbol of Africa’s modernity, growth and prosperity. This short film aims to explore and show the other side of the Democratic Republic of Congo that is often ignored or misinterpreted by the media and unknown to the international community.
This film is about four the most successful Kingston University students. The goal is to inspire students, that are passive or not taking enough actions due to the lack of confidence, budget, time etc. – which keep them away from hitting their goals. The strategy is to focus on students’ stories of how they became successful. One of the most important aspects of the storyboard is to build a relationship between a story teller and a viewer, in this case the film is more engaging and realistic. The relationship is built by the interviewees as they take themselves back to the moments when they were passive, negative and confused. In this case, the viewers are able to familiarise themselves with the story tellers, which take them through the whole story of how they became successful. Followed this, the viewer more likely going to believe the story of success, because it is shown that it starts from nowhere, from failures and it can be delivered by anyone to the most successful and magical moments.
UK Rappers, Road 2 Success
Many successful artists and bands have emerged from the UK and have left their mark within our music industry as well as in America. However within the list of successful acts to impact America we have a low number of UK rappers to go over there and have significant success. When looking into this matter we see that UK rappers aren’t received as well in the UK as American rappers are in America. Looking into the UK charts you see more American rappers in their then UK rappers. In fact there is a lack of consistency from UK rappers in the charts. Many UK rappers who have gained success in the UK have ventured over to America and haven’t managed to be successful. Realising that there is something that is preventing UK Hip-Hop/Grime rappers to flourish in America. This short documentary will attempt to uncover the issues UK rappers face to be consistent in the UK. Which may not just affect the success overseas but also UK. By asking a few people who are involved in the UK hip-hop/Grime scene some questions from their point of view, things they have seen. The aim is to increase awareness and find potential causes.