The word “URUSARO” is a Kinyarwanda word and refers to “pearl” in English. It’s neither any pearl (ISARO) nor a small pearl (AGASARO), but a strong, beautiful and splendid one, that bears positivity and attraction. A “Festival” supposes a remarkable demonstration, a cultural exhibition, an organized series of events, and a periodic celebration in honor/memory of a culture by the community. The two words highlight it all. We celebrate, on a periodic basis, the place and contribution of a woman in cinema for the benefit of the society and gender equality.
The 5th edition was driven virtually and broadcasted via TV10 Rwanda (On Canal+) under the theme “Cinema: Tool for Development”. It took place in October 2020, during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It worked around TV Shows production, Independent Interview for filmmaker as their voice, Promotion of 4 young independent filmmakers by producing, broadcasting their portraits and screening their first shorts films on TV10.