Shakespeare o a Tshela Schools Film Festival


Shakespeare o a Tshela film festival GaboroneThe ‘Shakespeare o a Tshela’ project, part of the GREAT Campaign’s global Shakespeare Lives programme of events celebrating Shakespeare’s work, has begun in Botswana with a week-long film festival at New Capitol Cinemas, River Walk, Gaborone.


1,300 government and private secondary school students were treated to free screenings of the documentary ‘Muse of Fire’, which follows two young British actors as they travel the world interviewing actors and directors about their love of Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s Globe’s film of ‘Twelfth Night’, starring multi-award winning actor Mark Rylance.


The film festival was generously facilitated by project partner New Capitol Cinemas, and is part of a 6-month long programme of events in Botswana celebrating Shakespeare’s work through film screenings, teacher and student workshops, a digital content production project and a showcase of students’ work at the 2016 Maitisong Festival.


Listen to a Form 2 Maru-a-Pula School student talking about what Shakespeare means to him :


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Click here to find out more about ‘Shakespeare o a Tshela’ project, here to visit the global ‘Shakespeare Lives’ website, and here to discover more about the GREAT Britain Campaign.