February 17, 2010
Coexist explores the experiences of trauma survivors searching for ways to coexist with their loved ones’ murderers. As killing continues in Rwanda today and the government forces citizens to consider reconciliation, we examine how survivors cope when forced to face adversaries every day. In a world where innocent people are regularly attacked or killed because of who they are, we challenge the viewer: how can the experiences of Rwandans inform your efforts to build peaceful coexistence, eliminate hate crimes, and prevent all types of violence? When hate persists, how will you coexist?
About the Filmmaker
Adam Mazo is an experienced commercial television news producer embarking on his first full-length documentary film. Three years prior to production he spent time in Rwanda researching and shooting around the country beginning the investigation for what became “Coexist”.
Adam has a rough cut and would really appreciate YOUR feedback! We hope you’ll come! As usual, we’ll have some snacks…but bring something to add to the table if you are so moved!
7:00-8:25 – screen rough cut
8:25-9:30 pm discussion followed by conversation
You can view the trailer at the Center for Independent Documentary YouTube channel.
The workshop is FREE. Please feel free to bring some food or beverage to add to the snack table.
While RSVPs are not required, we do appreciate knowing if you plan to attend so that we can plan refreshments. RSVP HERE