Documentary on Rwanda screening April 11 in Rindge
A screening of the documentary film “Earth Made of Glass” at Franklin Pierce University on April 11 at 7 p.m.
In 2008, against the backdrop of the world’s deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame issued a report detailing the French government’s hidden role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye, is arrested by France on charges of terrorism. Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Sagahutu, a genocide survivor haunted by his father’s unsolved murder.
Director Deborah Scranton, a New Hampshire native, raises difficult and important questions with her film, which won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2012, was nominated for Best Documentary Picture by the Producer’s Guild of America in 2011, was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010, and an official selection at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010. Scranton’s previous award-winning film, “The War Tapes,” won “Best International Feature Documentary” at the Tribeca Film Festival, and “BritDoc” and was shortlisted for a 2007 Best Documentary Oscar.
The screening will be held in Spagnuolo Hall. A discussion with the film’s director, Peabody Award-winner Deborah Scranton, will follow the screening.
This event is free and open to the public.