Finding Hillywood


Film Info
Film Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2013
Runtime:60 min
Rating:mild violence and mature themes
Production Country:Rwanda
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Leah Warshawski
Chris Towey
Cast:Ayuub Kasasa Mago
Producer(s):Leah Warshawski
Chris Towey


A homegrown filmmaking community has developed in Rwanda, with aspiring filmmakers making films by Rwandans for Rwandans. Further, they are teaching others to be filmmakers as well. Cognizant that their audience includes rural communities, they undertake a moving film festival, bringing portable equipment from village to village, knowing that their presence is a major event. Many of these films are dramas that deal with the issues of the genocide, topics that all Rwandans understand as they work through their own healing and forgiveness.

A film truly about the transformative power of film, you can’t help but be taken in by the excitement of young filmmakers learning their craft, by children so excited to see a film that they’ll sit through a rainstorm, and by the beauty of the hilly Rwandan countryside.

This program contains mild violence and mature themes related to references to the Rwandan genocide.

Filmmakers Attending

Director: Leah Warshawski
Post Supervisor: Todd Soliday

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