There's not a day that passes without me meeting a genocide survivor, often someone who has lost a loved one during the genocide. They went to try and look for my mother. I was told that they killed all of them.
How else can you transcend trauma, the suffering, of the magnitude of our experience? The only thing that can do that: cinema as a mirror. This is where my scar is. So I said let me just create an institution that will be training a pool of young men and women. Come in, learn as fast as you can, and you're going to learn the best skills.
I was jobless working on the streets. I saw an announcement inviting people to learn to make films, and I found my dream of making movies. Action. Film.
That's how Hillywood started. Setting up the screen by itself is a spectacle and creates something magical.
We have thousands of people come and watch the movie.
Young people in a stadium next to a mass grave.
In a span of two years he's the mentor.
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