What makes Rwanda happy?

During his recent trip to Rwanda, photojournalist Simon Sticker asked his photo-workshop trainees the question: What makes you happy? Fortunately for us, he filmed their answers.

The idea was inspired by the series ‘50 people, one question’ which made that before in London and a couple of cities in the US. And it was interesting to see how many comparisons there were. Thinking about Africa in the media is so much focused on the crisis, on suffering, close to never on the normal life. We wanted to capture a little bit of it, of what the people think about essential things, what they love, hope and dream about. link

I interviewed Simon about his work and his photography in Rwanda a few weeks ago. You can see more of Simon’s video on his Vimeo channel and on his website.

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