20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide Commemoration Events
Date: April 16 - April 17
7:15-8:30 p.m. Council Chamber
Finding Hillywood A unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s Film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities. Behind the Word A young student who finds that her lack of foreign languages brings considerable ridicule and harassment from her classmates and teacher.
1:00-1:40 p.m. Council Chamber
Join Finding Hillywood Director Leah Warshawski and Behind the Word Lead Actor Didacienne Nibawire for a screening follow-up discussion and Q/A. Learn about the history behind the films and the goals of those involved in their production.
1:50-2:50 p.m. Council Chamber
Panelists: Naomi Benaron (Author, Running the Rift), Leah Warshawski, Didacienne Nibagwire
In this panel artists of different media explore their journeys and share their artistic processes as well as their thoughts on effective means of countering intolerance, bias, discrimination and all acts against humanity.
3:15-4:15 Gregg Pavillion
Naomi Benaron, Leah Warshawski and Didacienne Nibagwire will guide participants in finding their own means of artistic expression with which to communicate and connect with victims of intolerance. Participants will be encouraged to create a work (poem, prose, performance, painting, sketch, etc.) to share at the evening commemoration event.
7 p.m. Agnes lanagan Chapel
Readings, Music and Candlelight Service.