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FINDING HILLYWOOD chronicles one man's road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. In Hillywood (Rwanda's film industry ... See full summary »


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FINDING HILLYWOOD chronicles one man's road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. In Hillywood (Rwanda's film industry named for the country's rolling hills) there is a blossoming film community. As Rwanda is still healing from the wounds of a cultural genocide almost 20 years ago, cinema has become a way for artists to express themselves and create cultural discussion. FINDING HILLYWOOD efficiently introduces the major players who set the beginning of the industry in motion. Eric Kabera founded the Kwetu Film Institute, directed the first Rwandan feature, and created the Rwanda Film Festival. Ayuub Kasasa Mago is a renaissance man within the industry, equally adept at directing, acting, scouting, or "fixing" just about anything a production might need. While it is easy to see that Eric is the heart of the industry, as the film continues Ayuub comes to represent its soul with his all-encompassing passion. FINDING ...

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The power of film to heal.





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Loved the movie, just wished it was longer.
2 April 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is a great story, and a great find. I just wish the film followed what happened to the principle characters after the film (which is probably impossible unless you have a time machine) but perhaps that will be a DVD extra...

These people went through so much in Rwanda, and saw/did unspeakable things. It's so sad and heart breaking, though amazing that there is so much forgiveness in the people of Rwanda. Also that you don't need a lot in life to be happy and that we are truly lucky (or spoiled) here in the United States.

Hat off to Chris, Leah, and Todd for keeping with it. I know going back and forth to Rwanda couldn't have been easy (or fun) in any way. All three of you put your heart and soul into this film and it shows.

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