"Kinyarwanda" Screening and Panel Discussion
Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau / U.S. Department of State Office of International Religious Freedom / Georgetown University African Studies Program / SnagFilms
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Please join us for a screening and panel discussion of the critically acclaimed film, Kinyarwanda, in Washington DC on October 24, 2012.
Presented by:Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau (MPAC)
Co-sponsored by:U.S. Department of State Office of International Religious Freedom and SnagFilms
Hosted by: Georgetown University African Studies Program
Moderator: Karen Finney, Columnist and MSNBC Contributor
Panelists: Michael Pelletier, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Randy Fleitman, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Africa Director
Alrick Brown, Writer/Director of Kinyarwanda
Hadidja Zaninka, Lead Actress from Rwanda
Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Audience Award, Kinyarwanda, was rated four stars by Roger Ebert, who called it “a powerful film.”
MORE ABOUT THE FILM: Kinyarwanda provides a stunning example of the power that both religious leaders and ordinary people can wield to defend human rights and demand peace in the face of unspeakable brutality. At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other.
FILM TRAILER: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/kinyarwanda