Rwanda: Take Two
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Rwanda: Take Two

Two aspiring filmmakers in Rwanda share their stories.(Commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam)Sixteen years after the Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were brutally murdered, the country is rebuilding, forging new beginnings and challenging old-fashioned myths about the place. Part of Rwanda's new digital revolution is marked by the nation's 20-something producers, film directors and media makers who are striking powerful messages directed at local film and radio audiences.Edouard Bamporiki (Eddy) is a lyrical poet, actor and director who travels the country showing his films and sharing anecdotes from his past. Yves Montand Niyongabo (Yves) is an ambitious 22-year old first-time director who's hoping his work will win prestigious grants and film awards. Both filmmakers are part of a nascent but quickly evolving film and media community based in Kigali, the nation's capital. The studio Eddy and Yves belong to -- Almond Tree Films Rwanda -- creates several short films a year and co-produced the documentary. CREDITS: USA teamWriter, Producer, Director: Pia SawhneyPhotography and Video (Rwanda): Tim McLaughlinVideo production (Denmark): Laura ValladaoExecutive Producer: Somak ChattopadhyayNetherlands teamProducer:Inge de Leeuw, International Film Festival RotterdamSupervising producer:Gertjan Zuilhof, International Film Festival RotterdamSound Editor: Daniel SillemRwanda teamCo-produced by Almond Tree Films RwandaWith production support from: Studio founder Lee Isaac ChungProducer: Edouard BamporikiCinematographer: J.Bosco NshimiyimanaAssociate Producer: John KweziField Producer: Fred MuvunyiAlmond Tree Films film clips and video profiles: Yves Montand Niyongabo and Edouard Bamporiki (Pia Sawhney)

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