CIGI Cinema Series: Earth Made of Glass

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:00 PM
CIGI Campus, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Apr 7

On the 20-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Rwandan Genocide, join CIGI for a free screening of "Earth Made of Glass" (2010, 87 minutes). This unforgettable documentary will be introduced by Elisabeth King, author of From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda (2014) and BSIA Fellow.

"[A]gainst the backdrop of the world's deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame issued a report detailing the French government's hidden role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye is arrested by France on charges of terrorism. Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Sagahutu, a genocide survivor haunted by his father's unsolved murder, scours the Rwandan countryside on a fifteen-year-search for clues - ultimately finding himself confronted with his darkest desire: being face-to-face with his father's killer."
-Deborah Scranton, Director, "Earth Made of Glass"

Event Speakers

Previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Elisabeth King applies her expertise in sub-Saharan African development and peace building as a consultant to CIGI’s Africa Initiative project.