Tuesday, February 19, 2008

An American tells the story of Rwanda - RWANDA RISING

Andrew Young reknowned Civil Rights activist and former American Ambassador to the UN has added another accomplishment to his resume, film maker. This is no ordinary film. Mr. Young has been intimately involved with Rwanda for a while and decided to produce a film on the country that he has come to know too well.

Personally I am touched by his initiative to show a truer picture of a place only associated with the worst. Also I am impressed that we are now beginning to see a diversity of Americans trying to do good for Africa, which helps counter the publicity craving celebrites that have turned Africa into their image bathroom.

Rwanda Rising is a documentary film produced by Andrew Young and was released late 2007.