Five years ago at the age of 9, young Zuriel Oduwole wanted to do something very different from the rest of her history class group, who were tasked to tell the story of a successful revolution, using documentary format.
The entry age for the project was eleven years old through to seventeen. Undeterred, she entered ad created her very first documentary, titled The Ghana Revolution. She traveled to Accra – Ghana to interview Presidents Jerry Rawlings and John Kufuor for that project.
Four years and five documentaries later at the age of 14, she launched a Film Making 101 project, teaching young people across the world, especially Girls, how to tell their stories through film – as a way of empowering and teaching them new skills. It has now been delivered in 5 countries across 2 continents. Here is the short story of her very first film making class – in Namibia in February 2016, and the incredible result just 9 months later.