Is forgiveness always possible? This documentary film focuses on trials and reconciliation following the Rwanda genocide.
Amy Marczewski, French and Francophone Studies, provides background information and introduces the film's director, Coll Metcalfe. Mr. Metcalfe will introduce the film and discuss it during a Q & A immediately after the screening.
“In The Tall Grass” is a new documentary which deals with the gacaca trials in Rwanda and it picks up where Hotel Rwanda left off, focusing on the Hutu and Tutsi as they struggle through Rwanda’s unique reconciliation process --Gacaca, a network of grassroots community courts. With unprecedented access, this powerful documentary follows a survivor through this historic process as she confronts the man she says murdered her husband and children, giving audiences a stark and terrifying look at how the genocide of 1994 continues to shape the lives of Rwandans today. She receives some justice, and her village finally faces their pain, but she is only one story in hundreds of thousands. In the Tall Grass delivers a raw and uncompromising look at the tremendous challenges faced by post-genocide countries like Rwanda, as they transition from violence to peace.
Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Room 190, Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 5 for $8.
Enter UCLA campus at Wyton Drive and Hilgard Avenue; proceed to parking kiosk at stop sign and purchase parking pass and get directions to structure 5.
African Studies Center Tel: 310-825-3686
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Choices, Inc.