Welcome to Shooting Dogs.
In the summer of 2004 we went to Kigali to make the film Shooting Dogs which tells the story of what happened at the Ecole Technique Officielle during the Rwandan genocide. It was an extraordinary experience for all of us. For five months we shared rich experiences and made lifelong friendships with our Rwandan friends who made the film with us. We all learnt much about Rwanda - its history and its struggle to move beyond its recent tragic past.
We hope that the film will spark debate and this site is an opportunity to join in and contribute. We really want to hear from as many voices as possible: to tell us what you think and to open up the discussion so that all of us can share our stories.
We have two blog sites running. This site will mainly focus on the making and the promotion of the film - here you will find all kinds of materials - including trailers and photo. The site will also contain diary entries and cast/crew testimonials from the remarkable team who came together to make Shooting Dogs . Our sister site (Rwandan Survivors) is designed to be a platform for those who wish their voice to be heard. It will include accounts of the genocide itself from its survivors and be a base for an interactive forum where the Rwandan Genocide and other crimes against humanity will be brought back into the public conscious.
-David Belton (Producer)