The fifth edition of the Science Film Festival in Rwanda was held by Goethe-Institut Rwanda in partnership with the Rwanda Education Board, Institut Français and la Fête de la Science in Huye. Ten films were selected and screened from October 21 to December 7 at seven different venues including Gs Nyamata Catholique, Nyamata Highland, Gs Camp Knanombe, Gs Camp Kigali, Centre Culturel Francophone du Rwanda, Kabutare Hospital and at Gothe-Institut in Kigali.
The film “Sci-PY Reporter: Every Child a Scientist”, showing outstanding science projects and research made by both girls and boys at a very young age, was one of the most popular films that trigged more curiosity from the students and allowed them to see possibilities for themselves to be the future innovators and solution providers to the crucial issues that our country is still facing using science and technology. This film also depicts that girls are just as capable and this motivated female students to pursue science and to break the bias of some careers made for only boys or girls. The organizers were able to carry out all the events as planned and a total number of 155 physically attended the screenings.