Film Screening & Discussion | I HAVE SEEN MY LAST BORN
October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+8Free
“I HAVE SEEN MY LAST BORN” is Lee Isaac Chung’s only documentary discussing the theme of Rwandese genocide. Join us for a film screening and an after talk with Isaac! The film screening initiative hopes to bring Africans and non-Africans together through watching films from Africa and the African diaspora. We then unpack the themes of the films together through a discussion at the end of each screening.
Free entry but self-paying late night African-style snacks and drinks available!
Lee Isaac Chung and his frequent collaborator, Samuel Gray Anderson, return to Rwanda to co-direct a documentary on 39-year-old Jean Kwezi, who was marked profoundly as a young adult by the 1994 genocide: separated from his family, only re-uniting with them years later, long after they had assumed him dead. The dramatic events of Jean’s reunion with his parents and, much later, the daughter that he once abandoned, have already taken place; but his deep emotions remain present. Each moment echoes the continuing power of these events and the vitality with which Jean has emerged from a dark past to live with a new purpose. What is he? How to be a Rwandan? What is Rwanda?
Guest speaker: Lee Isaac Chung (the director of the film, joining from the U.S. via zoom)
Moderator: Dawit Kahsay Debesai (Africa Center Hong Kong team)