In Cinemas March 31

Friday, March 10, 2006


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL EVENT SUCCESS!

SHOOTING DOGS screened to another full-house last night. This time at The Amnesty International UK Headquarters in London. The Director of Amnesty UK Kate Allen introduced the film and then joined the distinguished panel members for the question & answer session that followed the screening. SHOOTING DOGS director Michael Caton-Jones was joined by cast members John Hurt (Father Christopher) and Clare Hope Ashitey (Marie) to discuss the genocide and their experiences shooting the film in Rwanda.

It was an emotionally charged screening that left the audience stunned. The audience were moved to question the underlying motivations of the genocide, as well to discuss the experiences of the panel on making the film.

John Hurt remained philosophical, saying "There are no good people, there are no bad people. What happened in Rwanda isn't reserved for one specific element of humanity. We're all capable of terrible things. Hopefully this film will help make us all aware."

Michael Caton Jones described making the film as "a truly humbling experience".

The Q & A overran with many people talking to the director personally afterwards to try make sense of what they had seen.

2 Comments:

At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a powerful and emotive film. It's so important to raise awareness of these issues, yet it was so well done through such a touching, personal story that will stay with me. It was amazing to have the opportunity to ask questions to the cast and director afterwards too.

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger Maya said...

I'm delighted that the Greencine Daily has provided a link to this blogsite so that I can monitor the life of your film as it enters the public sector. I have been covering the films focusing on the Rwandan massacre for my film commentary site and will be sure to direct my readers here.

http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2006/03/imagining-realrwandan-genocide-on-film.html

 

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