In Cinemas March 31

Friday, April 28, 2006

THIS WEEKEND'S NEW VENUES (From Friday 28th April):

SHOOTING DOGS will be showing in the following new sites from Friday 28th April:

Phoenix Cinema, Oxford
Lonsdale Cinema, Carlisle
Harbourlights, Southampton
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
Watermans, Brentford
Warwicks Arts Centre
MAC, Birmingham
Chapter, Cardiff
Pictureville, Bradford
Picturehouse, Exeter
Playhouse, Sevenoaks

Thursday, April 27, 2006

SHOOTING DOGS screens in the US:

Shooting Dogs Screening at McNeese University, Lake Charles, Louisiana,
USA. 24th April 2004.

I'm just back from USA where Shooting Dogs was screened to 500 people in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It was a wonderful evening - full of emotion and warmth. McNeese runs a yearly cultural series of events for members of the Lake Charles community. Our film was just one of those events. I guess I wondered whether people would be interested in our film - given how far Lake Charles is from Africa and, more importantly, how it suffered terribly at the hands of Hurricane Rita late last year - whole communities were destroyed, people are having to rebuild their lives. But they came to the film in their hundreds. I watched as car upon car arrived. It was tremendous to see so many people come to see the film and to witness their genuine feeling and interest in this story from Africa. I have been to many screenings for this film now but rarely have I seen such emotion, such raw feeling on display, such genuine interest from young and old. It made me more certain than ever that there is a huge US audience that wants and deserves to see this film.

Producer David Belton

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Cecile Kayirebwa - Rwandan Vocalist featured on the Shooting Dogs soundtrack.

The beautiful, moving voice of Cecile Kayirebwa features throughout SHOOTING DOGS, functioning at key moments in the film to heighten its emotive impact. Cecile is well loved in her homeland Rwanda and beyond. She has just finished her new album 'Ibihozo' ('Lullabies'). It is her 3rd album after 7 years of silence.

Listen online at

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New Dates & Event.

From this Friday (14th April), SHOOTING DOGS will be playing at the Odeon Mezzanine in Leicester Square & the Curzon Mayfair.
The film is also now confirmed to open at Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema on May 5th.

There will be an exclusive SHOOTING DOGS event taking place on the film's opening night at The Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. The 6pm screening on Friday 21st April will be followed by a Q&A session with experts on Rwanda and The Great Lakes Region from AMMESTY INTERNATIONAL.

For more information on the event and to book tickets please call the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse box office on: 08707 551 242

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

DFID Shooting Dogs Screening

Report from The Department for International Development (DFID) on a SHOOTING DOGS screening that took place last week.

On Wednesday 29 March the Department for International Development (DFID) took up the invitation from Metrodome to host a screening of Shooting Dogs and a panel discussion for staff of the Department. The panel included the DFID director general for regional programs, His Excellency Claver Gatete, Rwandan Ambassador to the UK and David Belton, the producer and co-author of the film.

The film was screened simultaneously in DFID’s London and East Kilbride offices. Many of the audience had extensive experience of working in Rwanda both in the aftermath of the genocide and in the subsequent 12 years of rebuilding. The post screening Q and A session provided a chance to tap this experience and share views about the film and Rwanda today.

DFID was grateful for the opportunity to preview the film. The UK government has been the largest bilateral donor to Rwanda throughout the rebuilding process and the film contributes to an understanding of the context of this support.

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