Naomi Bernaron & Leah Warshawski - Literature and Film of Witness

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Novelist Naomi Benaron (Running the Rift) and filmmaker Leah Warshawski (Film Festival: Rwanda) explain how Rwanda has recovered from the 1998 murder of approximately 800,000 people known as the Rwandan Genocide.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Novelist Naomi Benaron and filmmaker Leah Warshawski, descendants of Holocaust survivors, discuss their work about Rwandan genocide.

Benaron’s debut novel, Running the Rift, is the story of a Rwandan athlete whose Olympic dreams collide with ethnic hatreds.

Warshawski’s upcoming documentary Film Festival: Rwanda follows filmmakers who create a traveling film festival to restore pride in their country.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City's BkMk Press, the UMKC Communications Studies Department, History Department, and Religious Studies Program, as well as the Midwest Center on Holocaust Education, Rainy Day Books, Jewish Vocational Service, and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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