Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hadidja Zaninka @UAlbany Friday

Hadidja Zaninka
KINYARWANDA reception, film screening and Q&A with Rwandan actress Hadidja Zaninka and producer Darren Dean

September 28 (Friday)
  • Catered reception – 6:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus
  • Film screening — 7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

Written and directed by Alrick Brown

(United States, Rwanda, France, 2011, 100 minutes, color)

In English and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles
Kinyarwanda is a feature film set during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It premiered at the 27th Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award. The film marks Alrick Brown's directorial debut.: The film’s producer Darren Dean and leading Rwandan actress Hadidja Zaninka will answer questions immediately after the screening.

The film is part of the Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century Film Series: Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century is a multifaceted project aimed at engaging conversations about the intersection of social justice and criminal justice in an increasingly diverse society. UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice and the Writers Institute are partnering to present six films over the next year that will explore these issues. Topics that will be explored during the fall 2012 series are genocide, capital punishment, and terrorism. Each screening will be followed by a discussion. For additional information on the Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century project go to: http://www.albany.edu/justiceinstitute/.

Extra information:
After a prolonged period of uncertainty and a direct appeal to the President of Rwanda, Hadidja Zaninka, a young Rwandan Muslim and star of the award-winning film Kinyarwanda, was finally granted permission to visit the US. Based on fact, the film highlights the heroism of Rwanda’s Muslim minority in saving lives during the genocide.  The first event of Hadidja’s road trip with American producer Darren Dean will be here in Albany. She will be arriving in the US Thursday and speaking here Friday. This is her first visit to the US. Because access to the film is controlled in Rwanda, she has viewed it only once before. She may choose to sit through it here to have the experience of seeing it with an American audience. The filmmakers have tried to get her an exit visa before to no avail.


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