One of my goals as a filmmaker is to tell visual stories of people who feel like they have no voice and or are from under-served communities and to present those stories from their perspective.
I was born in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and got the opportunity to move to the United States at the age of seven with my mom Kahindo and sister Lukogho where we were reunited with my dad Kasereka who had come to America earlier to finish grad school at Fuller Theological Seminary. The plan was for my family to return to the DRC after my dad finished his graduate studies. When the opportunity came to go back home to Zaire in 1994, the Rwandan genocide occurred and the resulting violence in Rwanda spilled over into Zaire/DRC making it unsafe for my family to return.
The U.S. became a new home for my family which expanded when my sister Muyisa was born but I've never forgotten my roots. Being fortunate enough to be raised in America, I was able to realize my passion for helping the oppressed and those who feel like they have no voice to better understand their worth through visual storytelling.
I have come a long way from making videos as a hobby with windows movie maker in the late 90s and early 2000s.
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