BSC diversity group hosts documentary filmmaker Patrick Mureithi
Posted on 10/30/2011
Two days of events on Rwanda presented as part of Embracing Diversity initiative
Patrick Mureithi, award winning documentary filmmaker and a native of Kenya, will be on the Bismarck State College campus Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. to present his documentary, "ICYIZERE:hope," a film about survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that killed nearly 1 million citizens of that country.
In order to provide context for Mureithi's documentary and talk, the BSC Embracing Diversity Committee will host three showings of the Oscar-nominated film, "Hotel Rwanda," at 10 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.
All events will be held in the Basin Electric Auditorium in the National Energy Center of Excellence at BSC and are free and open to the public.
"ICYIZERE:hope" documents a gathering of 10 survivors and 10 perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda as they learn about post-traumatic stress and build trust. The film has been shown in several African countries, as well as at film festivals around the world and universities across the United States.
Mureithi is the artist-in-residence at Drury University in Springfield, Mo.
"Hotel Rwanda" is set in 1994 amidst the genocide of the Rwandan people by the Hutu militia. It tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Kigali who took in more than 1,000 refugees at great risk to himself and his family. The film is rated PG-13 and runs two hours.
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