Melnitz Movies and the UCLA Darfur Action Committee present a screening of this critically acclaimed HBO feature on the Rwanda genocide.
HBO pushes the envelope once again with this dramatization of the brutal events that befell the citizens of Rwanda in April 1994. Director Raoul Peck shot the bulk of the picture in Rwanda, adding an incredible feeling of poignancy to his film by revisiting many of the sites where the unthinkable acts of genocide occurred. Peck focuses his cameras on two Hutu brothers, a military man and a DJ. The Hutu's were responsible for the estimated 800,000 deaths of their Tutsi countrymen during this period; the violence was sparked when Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana--also a Hutu--was killed after his plane was shot down on April 6th. As the gruesome events unfold, the two brothers lives are immeasurably changed in ways they never thought possible.
Q&A session to follow with Jean-Baptiste Rudatsikira from Rwanda & Agrippa Ezozo, African Diaspora Foundation.
For info, visit Melnitz Movies at http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/~melnitz/
Contact UCLA DAC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-780-0736
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
James Bridges Theatre
Melnitz Hall, 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Movies are free to the UCLA community, including students, staff, faculty & guests, unless otherwise indicated. Parking is available in lot 3 for $7.
Tickets are available at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening, one hour before show time.
UCLA Darfur Action Committee Tel: 310-780-0736
Sponsor(s): Melnitz Movies, UCLA Darfur Action Committee