God Sleeps in Rwanda, Darwin's Nightmare Screenings


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a free film screening of these Oscar-nominated documentaries.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Linwood Dunn Theater
Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA

Doors open at 6 PM -- all seating is unreserved.

For additional information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents 2006-2007 Contemporary Documentaries, Part Two.

The 25th Annual Contemporary Documentaries series is a showcase for feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2005 Academy Award nominations, including the winners, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year.

All films in the series screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The filmmakers will be present at screenings whenever possible. Admission for all screenings is free.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood. Free parking is available behind the building through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain). Doors open at 6 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For additional information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600.

Wednesday, June 6  --  7:00 PM -- Free Admission

GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA (2005) 35mm, 28 min.
The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country nearly 70% female. This is a story of loss and redemption for five courageous women who must rebuild their lives, redefine their roles in society and bring hope to a wounded nation.
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject

DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE (2005) 35mm, 107 min.
In the heart of Africa, in the depths of Lake Victoria, lurks the Nile Perch, a predator so voracious it has extinguished almost the entire stock of native fish species. Yet because of its prized white fillets, this perch resides at the center of a booming multinational food industry that trades food for weapons, producing an ungodly alliance between African ministers, EU Commissioners, Russian pilots, Indian factory owners, native fishermen and Tanzanian prostitutes.
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Feature

Special Instructions

Free parking available behind the building through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain).


Cost : Free and open to the public; free parking

For more information please contact:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tel: (310) 247-3600

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