Alif Buterinote

Alif Buterinote

Director, Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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About Alif

Since its birth in 1998 on May 1, Alif Buterinote was a simple boy and respectful behavior. In his life on earth, Alif always hated life of dependency and underestimate why he always looks for the life of freedom, peace and human rights in addition to duties; this life of peace, non-violence. In 2005 in his childhood, he began to go to different theaters of the city of Goma (DRC) North Kivu. Director of three professional films, two short documentaries and a fiction of one minute, Alif Buterinote was born in Goma , Eastern Congo DR. 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 minutes 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.
His second documentary film "The land of my art", has been selected in the official selection of five festivals throughout the world respectively in Laguna Film Festival in Los Angeles, Dirriti-a-Todi Human Rights Film Festival in Italia, BlackBird Film Festival in Los Angeles, in december 2015 at Goldensun Film Festival in Malta and won a prize as the best short documentary film in the 3rd Chennai International Short Film Festival in India in february 2016.
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 three professional films that he directed whose first is a documentary film "BOMOYI YAKO YIKAMPIKO" 4 minutes and 30 seconds, the second also a documentary one " THE LAND OF MY ART ", 17 minutes and 1 second and the last a fiction of one minute, "I CANNOT". The latter documentary 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. And his lastest one, a fiction of one minute, talks about children from Eastern Congo who are very tired by all forms of kidnappings they subjetced by force to be recruited into the rebel army groups to destroy peace in the country. In the future, he has a film project which he wrote the screenplay (feature film 100 minutes) and he calls his gold project with the title "MOBEMBO."

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