Alif Buterinote (Biography)

Alif Buterinote (Biography)

Director of two professional films, both short films and documentaries, Alif Buterinote was born in Goma on May 1, 1998. He began his film career in 2009 in a group of young aspiring filmmakers when he was still 11 years. At 14, he directed his first film, a short fiction 3 minutes he considers exercise class (master class of cinema at Yole! Africa) quite like his second film, this time a documentary in 15 years old.
Towards the end of 2013, he made Bomoyi yako yikampiko (4 minute documentary and 30 seconds) will be selected in the international competition category of short films in the festival FENACO, Peru, in 2014. This film, note well, speaks of Congolese youth that is not found in the future predicted by the beautiful Congo national hero Patrice Emery Lumumba after his birth in war and in total disorder in the country. So faced with this peace, justice and labor in order displayed by this beautiful Lumumba Congo, it does not easily get used to this new lifestyle she feel, following its past obscured by wars and betrayals.
Before these three achievements of this young Congolese director, he participated in the production in 2010, the film "Sapilo but not too much" Jules Luminaud under FESTIMAJ 2010, where he played the role of a child whose father was a drunkard after a curse and it was up to him to save him from this state. In short, Alif Buterinote was retained in this film as a leading player in 2010 by Anne-Claude Lumette, screenwriter of the film. But also during the production of this film, which had taken three successive days, it was initially a cinema initiation week when Jules and Anne-Claude, taught for a film workshop at Yole! Africa, the basics whose historical film, the script, filming, directing and editing. In the same year in October, Alif part in her first SKIFF (Salaam Kivu International Film Festival) as a film student, and that almost all other intersected five years that follow until 2014 because the festival takes only 10 days in a months, by October to before but now in July. In 2012, he studied with the director and activist filmmaker Petna Ndaliko Katondolo as a teacher for a period of two weeks longer returning to the basic notions of cinema, this time for documentaries and experimental films, still at Yole! Africa. In 2013 during the SKIFF, he participated in a workshop for a week for the realization of documentaries and experimental films with Lynn True and Nelson Walker as teachers. During this workshop, he studied with his colleagues sorts of documentaries and achievements, the history of documentary film and technique to make a documentary film. After this training, it was then that he realized the famous documentary "Bomoyi yako yikampiko" an experimental documentary. In 2014 the year that followed, he still participate in SKIFF where it will be formed by Matthieu Roy (Filmmaker Canadian director, he made progress and Surviving The other house) for a week to produce fiction movies and docu-dramas . During the same week, it will be formed by Jeremy Gilley (founder of Peace One Day and director of The Day After Peace) in the realization of documentaries and also the leadership.
All those years of training within Yole! Africa have given another vision of the world Alif Buterinote who today recognizes two professional director whose first documentary films "Bomoyi yako yikampiko" 4 minutes and 30 seconds " The land of my art ", 17 minutes and 1 second. The latter film Alif Buterinote, made in January 2015, talks about the African culture that has withstood various wars in the region of Great Lakes (eastern Democratic Republic of Congo) and in general for Africa which deal with wars, still maintains some of its old traditional values.

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