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Saturday, August 30 • 11:00am - Sunday, August 31 •12:15pm
Finding Hillywood

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Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, FINDING HILLYWOOD chronicles one man's road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. A unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda's film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities, on a giant inflatable movie screen. For most Rwandan's this is the first time they have seen a film, let alone one in their local language, "Kinyarwanda." Thousands of people show up to watch films in stadiums next to mass graves, and locations where horrible crimes took place during the genocide.


CAST & CREW
FILM SUBJECT: Ayuub Mago
DIRECTOR: Leah Warshawski, Chris Towey
PRODUCERS:Leah Warshawski, Chris Towey



Directors
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Leah Warshawski

Leah Warshawski is a first-time feature director who specializes in producing documentary-style video content, television shows and short films in remote parts of the world. To date, Leah has filmed in over 30 countries around the world for major corporations such as Microsoft and Starbucks. She has a BA in Japanese language from the University of Hawaii and has worked on a number of Japanese commercials as well as the network television show I... Read More →

Cast & Crew
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Ayuub Mago, Film Subject

Ayuub Kasasa Mago is a "fixer", director, actor, location scout and father of four.  His wife Claudine runs a small "boutique" to help pay the bills while Ayuub is coordinating Hillywood every year.  He is a mentor and leader who other filmmakers look up to.  He has worked for numerous international films and appeared in internationally distributed features and specials including Kinyarwanda and Witness (HBO).
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Chris Towey, DP, Producer, Director

Chris Towey has worked in the film industry for nearly three decades, and specializes in production around the globe. Towey has served as the director of photography on feature-length documentaries including BLACKFISH (2013), a Sundance featured film that explores the exploitation of animals for the entertainment business; BEAR TREK (post-production), which follows a biologist as he researches bears and climate change in Alaska and Peru; and... Read More →



Saturday August 30, 2014 11:00am - Sunday August 31, 2014 12:15pm
Laurelhurst 2735 East Burnside Street Portland, Oregon

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