Rwandan actress Carole Karemera, the artistic director of Ishyo Arts Centre, has been awarded a prize at ‘Les Journées théâtrales de Carthage”, loosely translated as the Carthage Theatrical Days or JTC, a theatre festival held every two years in Tunis, Tunisia.
It became an annual festival in 2015.
The 20th edition started on December 8, and will be concluded on December 16, 2018.
It is attended by experts in the field of cinemas from different countries.
Carole Umulinga Karemera is the artistic director of Ishyo Arts Centre.
She is a musician, saxophone player, actress, director and contemporary dancer.
She joined the movie industry in 2002 and starred in films like ‘Sometimes in April’ directed by Raoul Peck, “Sounds of Sand”, directed by Marion Hansel and “Black”, by Pierre Laffargue.
In 2005, she moved to Rwanda and with eight women passionate about arts and culture, started Ishyo Arts Centre in 2006.
She was awarded as a way of recognising the value of her artistic works and journey.
JTC was attended by 39 countries and will highlight over 157 theatres.