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Finding Hillywood @ Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh

Finding Hillywood @ Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh
Speaker: Eric Kabera # director; Speaker: Nigel Eltringham # University of Sussex; Speaker: Gerhard Anders # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Lizelle Bisschoff # University of Glasgow
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31st Oct 2014 17:45 - 31st Oct 2014 19:45
Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

You are cordially invited to a film screening and panel discussion on Friday, 31 October @ 5:45pm Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh.

The screening of the documentary Finding Hillywood (2013) by Chris Towey and Leah Warshawski is followed by a panel discussion on remembering the genocide in Rwanda with Eric Kabera, director of 'Keepers of Memory', Nigel Eltringham (University of Sussex), Gerhard Anders (University of Edinburgh) and Lizelle Bisschoff (University of Glasgow).

Set in the land of a thousand hills, this film follows the blossoming Rwandan film industry – Hillywood. As the country is still healing from the wounds of an ethnic and cultural genocide 20 years ago, cinema has become a way for artists to express themselves and create discussion and debate. This innovative documentary explores the people at the heart of the industry and the valuable role cinema can play in healing a nation. Through this film we discover the pioneers who brought the industry to life, including Eric Kabera, who will be in attendance at AiM.

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