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In IN THE NEWS on October 30, 2011 at 8:09 am

THE RWANDAN NIGHTIS CURRENTLY AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF ZIFF 2014 AND IN THE CATEGORY OF SEMBENE OUSMANE NOMINATED COMPETITION FILMS

Spring 2014 Programming:

May 11: GERMAN PREMIERE OF RWANDA: BEYOND THE DEADLY PIT AT DOKFEST MUENCHEN

“RWANDA: BEYOND THE THE DEADLY PIT”
Kinyarwanda with English subtitles
LINK: http://www.dokfest-muenchen.de/filme_view_web.php?fid=6874
DATE: Sunday 11.05. 16.00

WORKSHOP: A QUESTION OF PERSPECTIVE? DOK.network Africa
DATE: Sunday 11.05. 19.30
Participants panel discussion: Gilbert Rwandan Filmmaker (Filmmaker Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit, Rwanda) Steffen Weber (Filmmaker Zurück in den Süden, Germany) Femi Odugbemi (Director iREP Documentary Film Festival Lagos, Nigeria) Bettina Kocher (Fernsehworkshop Entwicklungspolitik, Germany)

VENUE: Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Maximilianstr. 42, 80538 Munich.


October 12: WORLD PREMIERE OF THE RWANDAN NIGHT AT SILICON VALLEY AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.svaff.org/index.php/documentary/documentary-feature/78-the-rwandan-night

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THE NETHERLANDS, Nutshuis Cinema

10330365_10152019176500738_7091480713540106759_nMay 7th, 2014: RWANDA: BEYOND THE DEADLY PIT Gilbert Ndahayo (Rwanda/USA, 2011, 104 min.)  English subtitles

Kan iemand die door genocide zijn familie verloor, zo’n trauma ooit vergeten? Of de daders vergeven? De Rwandese filmmaker Gilbert Ndahayo verloor zijn beide ouders in 1994, die samen met tweehonderd dorpsgenoten bruut werden omgebracht door Hutu’s. In zijn drang met dit gruwelijke trauma om te leren gaan maakte hij een indrukwekkende en zeer persoonlijke film.

Over de gewraakte plek in het dorp waar inmiddels het massagraf geruimd wordt. Tijdens openbare verhoren stellen nabestaanden vragen aan de daders. Zo ook een hevig geëmotioneerde Ndahayo. Hij vraagt de moordenaar van zijn vader, ooit een goede bekende van de familie, hoe zijn vader stierf en hoe de dader te werk ging. In verschillende hoofdstukken komen allerlei facetten van de traumatische geschiedenis aan bod, evenals de poging tot verwerking ervan.

De overledenen krijgen alsnog een waardige begrafenis, maar met gruwelijkheden van deze omvang blijven de betekenis van begrippen als verzoening en vergeving ingewikkelde vragen oproepen.

In aanwezigheid van regisseur Gilbert Ndahayo & Zijne Excelentie Jean Pierre Karabaranga, de ambassadeur van Rwanda in Nederland.

 

ITALY: Una giornata di condivisione per la memoria delle vittime, la solidarietà ai sopravvissuti, la giustizia e la costruzione di un mondo libero dalle discriminazioni

Presentazione e proiezione in anteprima italiana del film di Gilbert Ndahayo La notte del Rwanda, regista, sopravvissuto al genocidio Premio come migliore documentario al Silicon Valley African Film Festival (California) : Introduzione e testimonianza dell’autore

ROME: 7 Aprile 2014 – Roma, Sala Protomoteca Palazzo del Campidoglio
http://www.benerwanda.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rwanda-Roma_locandina-A31.pdf

GENOVA: 9 Aprile 2014 -Teatro della Gioventù: anche Genova ricorda le vittime del genocidio del Rwanda
http://www.genova24.it/2014/04/teatro-della-gioventu-anche-genova-ricorda-le-vittime-del-genocidio-del-rwanda-66087/

 

 

Fall 2013 Programming:
October 12: WORLD PREMIERE OF THE RWANDAN NIGHT AT SILICON VALLEY AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.svaff.org/index.php/documentary/documentary-feature/78-the-rwandan-night

Spring 2013 Programming:
April 22: RWANDAN FILMMAKER AND GENOCIDE SURVIVOR TO LECTURE AT WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
http://www.webster.edu/news/2013/news/04092013.html

LA_05_07_13ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2013 – “Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit,” a moving documentary about the Rwanda massacre, will be presented on Webster University’s main campus at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in the Winifred Moore Auditorium by Gilbert Ndahayo, the producer and director of the acclaimed film. The event is free and open to the public. Ndahayo also will visit classes at Webster to discuss his works and his life.

This film screening is being held to mark the 19th commemoration of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. April is also considered Holocaust History Month. Ndahayo was invited to speak by the Webster African Student Association and his visit is supported by Debbie Pierce, Director of the Cente r for International Studies, and the Sustainability Coalition. His appearance is sponsored by the Student Government Association.

April 7: THE RWANDAN NIGHT, 2013 COMMEMORATION EVENT IN ZURICH
http://www.rotefabrik.ch/en/konzept/eventdetail.php?id=16781

The Rwandan Night, Dok, Ruanda/USA 2013, Regie: Gilbert Ndahayo, O.m.eng.UT, 70 min..
In Anwesenheit des Regisseurs. Mit Liedern und Gedichten von Suzanne Nyiranyamibwa.

Fall 2012 Programming:

September 8 -23: RWANDA: IMAGES ET PAROLE SUR LA MORT ET LA BEAUTE
http://www.rotefabrik.ch/en/konzept/eventdetail.php?id=15250

Andrea receive a gift

Attaché culturel Edouard Bizumuremyi, Anthropologue AG and film director GILBERT RWANDAN FILMMAKER pose for a pic after the screening of “Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit”.  AG receives “Agaseke” gift from HE Ambassador Solina Nyirahabimana.

Download Gilbert’ speech (German & French version):

                           FRENCH_Gilbert_Ndahayo_ZURICH  

GERMAN_Prasentation_von_Gilbert_Ndahayo_ZURICH

Download Andrea’s presentation of the film (German version): Präsentation_Andrea_Gilbert_Ruanda_Film

Konzept: Rwanda – Bilder und Worte zu Tod und Schönheit

 ROTE FABRIK

PRÉSENTE

8. Septembre, 20h: Rwanda : Beyond the Deadly Pit, 2011, Rwanda/USA, 104 min.
Projection en présence du réalisateur Gilbert Ndahayo

23. Septembre, 19h30 Soirée de la poésie : AMAZINA Y’INKA – les noms des vaches
Suzanne Nyiranyamibwa, Gilbert Ndahayo et Aimable Kimeza Shingiro en dialogue avec Andrea Grieder

Les deux soirées thématiques sur le Rwanda sont consacrées au film documentaire d’un jeune réalisateur rescapé du génocide et des poèmes, contes et chansons des artistes rwandais. Ces derniers participent à un dialogue sur l’usage de la parole et la signification des images et de la poésie dans le processus de réconciliation individuelle et collective après le génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi en 1994.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Soirées culturelles Rwanda

PDF FILE: https://ndahayogilbert.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/soirc3a9es-culturelles-rwanda.pdf

A video of the recent Special Screening of “Rwanda–Beyond the Deadly Pit” – hosted by American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley:

Spring 2012 Programming:

April 5 -7: The 40th National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) Annual Conference

Panel presentation: Enduring War and Surviving Genocide
Saturday, April 7, 9:00-10:15 with Richard Talbot (Chair), Cheryl Sanders, Paula Godoy-Paiz and Gilbert Ndahayo
Film screening:
Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit with Filmmaker Gilbert Ndahayo
Saturday, April 7, 10:30-12:30
Downloadable link about the conference: www.ethnicstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Preliminary-Program.pdf

April 28: Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF)
Sponsored By: African & African-American Studies, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, Film & Media Studies, French & Italian, KU Libraries, Project on the History of Black Writing, Spencer Museum of Art

Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit is an official selection of Africa World Documentary Film Festivals and scheduled to be screened on Saturday, April 28, 2012 3:50 PM – 5:30 PM (Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA).
http://www.umsl.edu/services/cis/special_projects/AWDFF/AWDFF%20-%202012/AWDFF_2012_Kansas.html

Fall 2011 Programming:

November 2 -4: The Third International Conference on Genocide: Negationism, Revisionism, Survivors’ Testimonies, Eyewitness Accounts, Justice and Memory

Film screening: “Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit” with Filmmaker Gilbert Ndahayo
6:30P-8:30 PM – Hinde Auditorium – 1st Floor
Introduction of film and filmmaker, Bob Reid, The Africa Channel Executive Vice President and General Manager

http://www.csus.edu/ethn/Genocide%20Conference%202011/THIRD.International.Genocide.Conf.pdf

“I often find myself thinking about the Rwandan proverb ujya gukira indwara, arabanza akayirata – if one wants to be healed from his sickness, he must talk about it to the world. Could a survivor make a film about the genocide he survived? For twelve years, I lived with the remains of my parents and two hundred un-peaceful dead in my home’s backyard. I wanted to make a film about their death in the 1994 Tutsi’s genocide.” Gilbert Ndahayo is an independent filmmaker based in New York and an MFA candidate at Columbia University.

November 15 -17: Genocide Studies Program Seminar Series, 2011-12: Narratives of Genocide: The Collection and Use of Testimony and Use of Testimony in Genocide Studies

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: William L Harkness Hall (WLH), Room 208

Description: Genocide Studies Program Seminar Series at Yale University will host a special film screening of Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit (2010, 100 min.) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Gilbert Ndahayo

Open To: Yale Community Only

In 1994, Gilbert Ndahayo hid to survive Rwanda’s days of genocide only to return to his childhood home to find it destroyed, his parents killed, and their corpses dumped, along with 153 bodies of his neighbors, in a pit in his back garden where he played as a boy.13 years later, Ndahayo focuses his camera and his compassion on his home in ruin, behind a convent where his neighbors had sought sanctuary. He records the quiet beauty of survivors, the haunting accounts of the nuns who witnessed the horrors, and a rare confession by one of the men who murdered his parents.

Partially “topic-driven story”, partially “character’s quest” in cinema-vérité style;, Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit was filmed over the course of three years and devastatingly contemplates the young filmmaker’s drama and his native country’s quest for forgiving and unforgiving the mass murderers.

http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/opa/default/today/default/CAL-2c9cb3cd-32a602db-0133-27711a67-00004afbbedework@yale.edu/

At the second annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival, Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit received

  • Award for Achievement in documentary film – feature length,
  • a Santa Clara County Commendation,
  • and a US House of Representative – Congressional Special Recognition.

The festival also featured Ndahayo’s debut short Scars Of My Days.

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