Fiche Film
MOYEN Métrage | 2013
Finding Hillywood
Pays concerné : Rwanda
Durée : 57 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire


Un long métrage sur l’émergence de l’industrie du cinéma rwandais et un exemple concret de comment l’art guérit.

USA, 2013, Documentaire, 57mins

Réalisateurs : Leah WARSHAWSKI & Chris TOWEY

2013 | 39ème Seattle International Film Festival – SIFF 2013 | SEATTLE | États-Unis | 16/05/2013 > 09/06/2013
* Sélection Officielle
* World Premiere (Première Mondiale)


A feature documentary about the beginning of Rwanda’s film industry, and a real life example of how art heals.

Hillywood, the Rwandan film industry, is given the spotlight in this affectionate portrait featuring the filmmaking community, the blossoming film festival culture, and the joy of the people as they experience Rwandan cinema on the big screen.

FINDING HILLYWOOD (2013) documentary trailer from Inflatable Film on Vimeo.

In Hillywood (Rwanda’s film industry named for the country’s rolling hills) there is a blossoming film community. As Rwanda is still healing from the wounds of a cultural genocide almost 20 years ago, cinema has become a way for artists to express themselves and create cultural discussion. Finding Hillywood efficiently introduces the major players who set the beginning of the industry in motion. Eric Kabera founded the Kwetu Film Institute, directed the first Rwandan feature, and created the Rwanda Film Festival. Ayuub Kasasa Mago is a renaissance man within the industry, equally adept at directing, acting, scouting, or « fixing » just about anything a production might need. While it is easy to see that Eric is the heart of the industry, as the film continues Ayuub comes to represent its soul with his all-encompassing passion. Local Seattle filmmakers Leah Warshawski and Chris Towey have created a stirring documentary that functions as a Rwandan history lesson but also reveals the power of media as a catalyst for cultural healing. The film’s final act takes a breathtaking final turn as Hillywood connects the people of Rwanda with the goosebumps of seeing their culture represented on the biggest screen available.

USA, 2013, Documentary, 57mins

Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 57 minutes

Producer: Leah Warshawski, Chris Towey
Screenplay: Christina Ruddy
Cinematographers: Chris Towey
Editors: Eric Frith
Music: Zain Effendi

Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: HDCAM

LEAH WARSHAWSKI | Producer, Director

CHRIS TOWEY | DP, Producer, Director

ROB ANGEL | Executive Producer

THOMAS LEE WRIGHT | Executive Producer

HAROLD PERRINEAU | Executive Producer

ERIC FRITH | Film Editor

TODD SOLIDAY | Post Supervisor, Sound, Title Design

NI’COEL STARK | Development Executive & Associate Producer

CHRISTINA RUDDY | Story Producer / Writer


TOM PRICE | Graphic Artist

KAITLYN SUMMERILL | Production Assistant
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