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“Earth Made of Glass” Film Screening and Discussion at Franklin Pierce University

March 12, 2013

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Franklin Pierce University’s Humanities Division will host a screening of the documentary film “Earth Made of Glass” on April 11 at 7 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall on the Rindge campus. A discussion with the film’s director, Peabody Award-winner Deborah Scranton, will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.

In 2008, against the backdrop of the world's deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame issued a report detailing the French government's hidden role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye, is arrested by France on charges of terrorism. Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Sagahutu, a genocide survivor haunted by his father's unsolved murder, scours the Rwandan countryside on a 15-year search for clues – ultimately finding himself confronted with his darkest desire: being face-to-face with his father's killer. As each relentlessly pursues the truth, they find themselves faced with a choice: to take revenge or turn the other cheek. Above all, their stories shake the very foundations of what it means to forgive – blazing a trail toward ending hatred and violence.

Director Deborah Scranton, a New Hampshire native, raises difficult and important questions with her film. “Earth Made of Glass” won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2012, was nominated for Best Documentary Picture by the Producer's Guild of America in 2011, was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010, and an official selection at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010. Scranton’s previous award-winning film, “The War Tapes,” won "Best International Feature Documentary" at the Tribeca Film Festival, and “BritDoc” and was shortlisted for a 2007 Best Documentary Oscar. Find out more about “Earth Made of Glass” at




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