Food Fayre Inspiration
BY EDGAR RIDER – LUSAKA, ZAMBIA AFRICA – Saturday, our student and faculty crew conducted a training session at the Arts Council. Following the training, we invited students, storytellers and other attendees to lunch with us at the Food Fayre. Our guests kept calling me over asking me to sit with them. “You’re the script supervisor; you’re the one I’ve been waiting for…how do you do this?” My immediate reaction is to say, “I don’t know how to do anything.” Even with the limited knowledge I have, they seemed somewhat impressed by it.
“So name some of the famous films you have worked on,” they would ask. I answered, “This is my first film.” I expected them to leap out of their chairs and demand, “what is this; who is this guy?” Instead, between bites of barbecue chicken pizza, they kept right on asking questions.
Their continued interest in my role made me feel proud to be a contributor in this project and reinforced my satisfaction in making the trip to Zambia.