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Reid Carolin (screenwriter)
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6 April 2011 (USA) See more »
On August 6th, 2008, against the backdrop of the world's deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Rose Kabuye ... Herself
Paul Kagame ... Himself
Jean Pierre Sagahutu ... Himself
Serge Sagahutu ... Himself

Directed by
Deborah Scranton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Reid Carolin  screenwriter

Produced by
Reid Carolin .... producer
Jenna Dewan Tatum .... executive producer
P.H. O'Brien .... co-producer
Deborah Scranton .... producer
Channing Tatum .... executive producer
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
Cinematography by
P.H. O'Brien 
Film Editing by
Seth Bomse 
Sound Department
P.H. O'Brien .... sound
Editorial Department
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Mark Nakamine .... colorist
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Patrik Andrén .... assistant to composer
Erik Guldager .... music mixer
Uno Helmersson .... assistant composer
Other crew
Roger Kass .... attorney

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A look back at hell, 12 January 2011
Author: paul2001sw-1 ( from Saffron Walden, UK

Although it has been generally highly praised, I didn't much like the film 'Hotel Rwanda', which told a fictionalised story with touches of Hollywood melodrama and failed to give me any real insight into why the horrific genocide of 1994 actually happened. 'Earth Made of Glass' is a much better film; it's a documentary, not a drama, and although it could still do more to give us a picture of Rwandan society before the genocide, it does make the evil that occurred more comprehensible. Film of people today, refusing to admit their complicity or even their witness of events, strikes a chilling and depressing note, although we also see some evidence of a society slowly clawing its way back to normality. The allegations against the French government for its role are serious and demand a defence. That no-one is asked to do so in this film is a weakness; so is the reliance of Paul Kagame, Rwanda's current president, as our guide to events. Kagame is arguably the best post-independence leader the country has had; but is still a controversial and perhaps compromised figure, and while he comes across well, the absence of opposing interpretations does leave one wondering if one is really getting the entire truth. Unfortunately, dead bodies speak for themselves, and while this is an uncomfortable film, it's one that needs to be seen.

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