Finding Hillywood
Film Finding Hillywood + Imfura Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
May 24—May 25, 2019
Running Time: 93min

A moving documentary about the birth of Rwanda’s burgeoning film industry screens alongside a prize-winning memory piece about the legacy of the genocide.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
 

Finding Hillywood

Dir. Leah Warshawski, Christopher Towey
2013, 57miin

 

This moving documentary chronicles the birth of Rwanda’s burgeoning film industry (nicknamed Hillywood after the country’s terrain) as a generation of artists turn to filmmaking as a means of processing their country’s painful past. Their quest to build a truly Rwandan cinema—films made by, for, and about Rwandans—is a powerful testament to art’s capacity to heal.

 
Imfura

Dir. Samuel Ishimwe
2018, 36min
In Kinyarwanda with English Subtitles

 

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Short Film at the 2018 Berlinale, this incantatory memory piece traces the journey of a young man who travels back to the home of his mother who disappeared during the Rwandan genocide.