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Friday, October 18 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Finding Hillywood

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Leah Warshawski and Chris Towey

2013 | 58 minutes | U.S., Rwanda

New York Premiere | Directors in Attendance

A unique chronicle of the very beginning of Rwanda's film industry, this phenomenon film captures the concurrent threads of hope and horror that define modern life after the genocide: the urge to move forward and embrace the future and the impossibility of escaping the moral devastation of the past. As pioneers bring locally made films to rural communities on a giant inflatable screen, thousands come for their first experience of cinema, watching in stadiums that were built next to mass graves. Centered around one man’s efforts to use film both to heal his country and to face his own history, Finding Hillywood deftly fuses the personal and the universal to tell a story about the role art can play in rebuilding a broken society.

Friday October 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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