Tyson!

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USA/Rwanda/2016/Short Narrative/19min | Director: Rebecca Ocampo
Starring Kennedy Mazimpaka

Screening: Saturday 23rd July, Gisenyi, 18h 55

Tuesday 26th July, Kwetu Film Institute,  18h 15

After being abandoned by his mother at the village medical clinic, a young boy spends his days making the best of his new living arrangement. A volunteer nurse takes interest in him and fights local bureaucracies that forces patients to stay if they cannot pay their bill.

 

Director Bio:

Rebecca earned her degree in finance and marketing from the University of Kentucky. She began her artistic career dancing for the University of Kentucky and then continued on to NYC, dancing for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden for two seasons. She has performed on stage for Lollapalooza as well as with major rock and pop artists including Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, and 30 Seconds to Mars. Rebecca’s dance credits on television & film include the ABC Family show, GREEK, and The SOCIAL NETWORK directed by David Fincher.

As an actor, Rebecca has appeared on HAWAII FIVE-0 and ENTOURAGE, and has been the face of dozens of national commercials and music videos for artists such as Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, AFI, and Ziggy Marley.

The short film, TYSON!, marks Rebecca’s directorial debut.