One of the ways in which WYA engages with its members in the various programs offered is through culture. This may be in the form of art, music, or film. On November 11th 2017, WYA Africa attracted 40 attendees with the intent to pioneer its first ever workshop titled ‘Work and Dignity’.
This workshop was a partnership between WYA Africa and Light box Africa. The workshop discussion focused on film, photography, dignity, and the understanding of the human life in modern Africa. Issues deliberated upon centered on the relationship between film, photography and the human person; the experiences that the speakers have had in the field and how this can empower those looking into film and photography as a career; what film and photography is in modern Africa and is our African stories being told by Africans?; and how film and photography protect and celebrate our culture, bring positive societal change, and how it can be used in a person-centered advocacy. All these were topics extensively researched upon by our 4 speakers with the collaboration of our very engaging attendants.
We would like to thank our partners: Light Box Africa, all of the attendees, speakers, and our very own MC- Wangechi Mwaniki, for the engaging, lively, and successful event of our first workshop series, with many more to follow.