Today, November 5th, is World Cinema Day. We mark the date by showing the talented work of one of our “Capsules” - Reym Nasr - whose dream is to do characterization for cinema, more specifically "Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance".
"At the beginning I was afraid to say that I wanted to be an artist and felt a connection to this area. I was afraid of what people would say and I was afraid that I wouldn't be good enough to publish on social networks and invest in this path. Fortunately, when you do what you really like, everything goes well. I have invested a lot in this dream. I've spent hours watching videos on Youtube and practising as much as possible to get my ideas on faces that I like to call my "canvas", says Reym.
Unfortunately it is not possible for Reym to fulfil her dream in the Algarve and to pursue this career she will have to go abroad to study. Next year she will pack her bags to enter the London College of Fashion in London, UK. Reym is part of the Cápsula Project which aims to give voice to young talents from Faro and the Algarve (under-18), but above all to show that there is a new generation of artists who need to go abroad to become professional and build their dream career.
The Cápsula project and young people like Reym show the potential that exists in our region and how the title of European Capital of Culture can change and shape its future: "It was also very important to join the Cápsula project, carried out by the Candidature of Faro to European Capital of Culture 2027. This project introduced me to other young artists in the areas of photography, literature and dance who are fighting like me to have a future connected to the arts. Faro and the Algarve really need to win the title of European Capital of Culture so that young people like me have more opportunities for the future in our region. Have you ever thought of an Algarve where Hollywood films with superheroes are made? It would be fantastic!"
Radar XS, a news programme for children between ages of 8 and 12, which aims to encourage critical thinking and citizenship, came to meet Reym and show how talent has no age and dreams need to be nurtured!