LAB 2011-2012 > Mira Jargil & Frederick Kigozi – This is my family

Mira Jargil & Frederick Kigozi – This is my family


Mira Jargil

DENMARK


Born 1981. Mira graduated from the National Film School of Denmark this year, 2011, with the documentary 'The Time We Have' about her grandparents Ruth and Arne who where married for 67 years. Now Ruth is dying, and Arne must depart with the love of his life. Her debut 'Turn Out the Light' from 2005 was selected at several film festivals including IDFA Silverwolf competition. In 2007 she finalized her second film 'Going for Goal - The Homeless Worldcup' about a different kind of street soccer, triumphs and disappointments, shatered hopes and living dreams. In 2010 she made a film in Beirut 'Grace' about a female taxi driver who drives her pink taxi at night and sleeps during the day. She dreams about an ordinary life with husband and children, but her pink taxi must only pick up women.


Frederick Kigozi

UGANDA


With his background in marketing and advertising Frederick's goal with making films is to provide entertainment that challenges, inspires, educates and empowers both African and international audiences to live their lives with joy, purpose and dignity. In 2008-9 Kigozi received Diploma in both Filmmaking and in Digital Filmmaking at New York Film Academy, Abu Dhabi. The recent film 'Rough Boy' (2010) he directed received Honourable Mention at the Amakula Kampala Int. FF in 2010. It was official screened at Rotterdam Int. FF in 2011. Besides his short films Frederick has also been directing a couple of music videos.




LAB PROJECT:

This is my family



Dick and Mutesa are brothers. They have a great relationship but they face one major challenge: they have the same father but different mothers. And their mothers do not get on at all. As they go about their daily lives, they struggle to deal with the complication of their parents' relationships. Can they reconcile themselves to the reality of living in a polygamous family and not let it affect their friendship?