Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ready, Set..........

It's 7 pm, March 15th.

The 4th annual Rwanda Film Festival begins tomorrow, with a visit to the following towns:

March 16th NYAGATARE
17th KIBUNGO
18thBYUMBA
19th GISENYI
20th RUHENGERI
21st KIBUYE
22nd BUTARE

23rd to 30th KIGALI

I have arranged to meet with the participants of the workshop on the morning of the 16th for a private screening. Later in the evening we shall present the film to the town of Gisenyi, and I will get an opportunity to address the audience with Mama Aline and Jean Baptiste. I pray that it is received well, and that viewers ar all screenings are inspired to attend HROC workshops.

In Kigali, I will present ICYIZERE on Friday the 28th, at 7 pm. The 2nd week of the festival is chock-full of amazing films from all corners of this sphere we call home. There are filmmakers from Germany, the UK, the US and Canada attending, and films from America, Angola, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Sweden, Tanzania, Togo Uganda will be showing. This will be a great opportunity to connect with creators of amazing, important work, and I am giddy with anticipation.

Tonight is the opening night reception of the festival. It begins at 9, at a restaurant across the street from the Milles Collines (I forget the name). I thank God for the opportunity to be here, in this beautiful, mountainous country of sorrowed past and hopeful future.

peace abundantly to you all,

Patrick.

1 comment:

Gilbert said...

The Restaurant across the street, opposite Mille Collines, is called Restaurant Chez Robert. It is an amazing place to be in Kigali.

The big sized guy who runs the bar is my cousin, he runs the bar. Say hi to him! He is called Aimable. Rwanda is a small country, but big enough for all Rwandans. I am telling you this because everyone knows everyone... in Rwanda ... aren't we neighbours and brothers?

Hahahahaha!!!

Get energy to travel across the country with your film and tell us how it looks like. How is it for you to be in the Land of a thousand hills with a story to tell?