Earth Made of Glass

September 19-20
Earth Made of Glass
(United States, 2012, 87 min.)
Deborah Scranton, winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 for War Tapes, has directed and produced yet another heartrending and poignant documentary.  Earth Made of Glass, co-produced by actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Step Up), speaks to the masses about the repugnant deeds that took place in Rwanda in 1994 and the journey a man pursues to discover the truth about his father’s murder.  Scranton interviews a survivor of the Tutsi genocide, Jean Sagahutu, and the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, to divulge the profound details of the Tutsi massacre as well as the repercussions the events in Rwanda had on men like Sagahutu, whose father was callously murdered.  Scranton further develops the film by emphasizing the depth to Sagahutu’s question: Why?  Profoundly heart-breaking, Earth Made of Glass leads the audience down a path that is both uncomfortable and enlightening.  The UNC International Film Series is pleased to announce that Director Deborah Scranton will be speaking on Sept. 20 immediately following the screening.   Earth Made of Glass is co-sponsored by the Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series. This film will be FREE to all students AND community members.