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Derek Debru

Derek Debru

Derek Debru is a professional communication expert and film consultant based in Kampala, Uganda. He is also the founder of MTN Nyege Nyege International Festival and Boutique electronics. “Ever since I began working with film I’ve wanted to push the limits of what was possible and use it as a tool to do more than just represent,” says Derek. He grew up in the center of Brussels and had a rather uneventful youth, but during college he started to branch out and developed a passion for learning and a deep need to experience other places and other minds.” Derek jumped at the opportunity to finish his studies in Japan. He has been wandering the globe ever since.” While he was traveling, Derek took on a variety of different jobs from door to door salesman in the American Midwest to working on a round the world cruise. As he traveled, he encountered some amazing stories. “After traveling for a while he wanted to find a medium that would allow hi, to record some of these experiences and stories, so he chose to start exploring film. He was offered a rotary scholarship to study in India and during that time he realized that he was really drawn to the process of making films collectively, as a group.”​