May 6, 2008
Mureithi, a film-maker from Springfield, MO, has made a film called "Icyizere-Hope" about
a Healing and Rebuilding Our Community (HROC) workshop in Gisenyi,
Rwanda last August. You can view a five-minute
short by clicking here.
Patrick has a draft of his film which he showed in Rwanda during the
commemoration of the genocide. Here is Theoneste's report:
During this time of remembering the victims of the 1994 genocide the
film Icyizere has been shown in different cinema
centers and many times on Rwandan television. The film chronicles a HROC
workshop in Rwanda. It was shot last July and August by Patrick Mureithi
of Springfield, MO. The film, which is based on Rwandan culture and focuses
on the inner power of healing and peacebuilding of Rwandans, has helped
people to believe that there is hope, that Rwanda can become again a
peaceful society where there is no hatred, fear, and mistrust between
Rwandans. Even though the film is not yet entirely completed, Icyizere
will be a very important tool for HROC; we will be using it to achieve
our goals of healing and reconciliation in Rwanda and other countries
that have had similar experiences."
As you might have guessed from his name, Patrick was born in Kenya.
After his recent trip to Rwanda, he came to Kenya for a few days to visit
his relatives. While here he was interviewed by the Sunday Nation, the
largest paper in Kenya, for their Lifestyle insert in the Sunday edition.
Patrick just called me about this. He says that the articles will talk
extensively about HROC, AGLI, and the fact that we are bringing the program
to western Kenya.
You will be able
to read the article online by going to www.nationmedia.com on Sunday
and clicking on the left where it says "Daily Magazine."
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