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My travels: Africa United director Debs Gardner-Paterson on Rwanda

8 October 2010 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the eyes of the world, the tiny country is a tragedy. The film-maker wants to tell the new story of Rwanda

Although I was made in Taiwan, and my mother was born and spent her childhood in Rwanda, I grew up in Yorkshire and look about as European as they come. My father is Scottish, but his passion is China. He is tall and white but speaks perfect Mandarin, and would rather be in Asia than anywhere else. That is his heart and his home.

Although I visited Rwanda for the first time aged 18, I am also Rwandan – proudly eligible for their passport, thanks to my mother's birth. And no one knows more than Rwandans about how much an accident of birth can cost.

Rwanda, in the eyes of the world, is a tragedy: a tiny country that tore itself apart 15 years ago. After that first trip in 1997, I »

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