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Goodness In Rwanda (w/ Little Mao)
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM
4/13/2013 1:00:00 PM
4/13/2013 1:00:00 PM
Goodness In Rwanda (w/ Little Mao) At Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas - Theatre 5
2190 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas - Theatre 5
2190 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6
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Goodness in Rwanda (w/Little Mao)
Bobby Del Rio
The internationally-acclaimed theatre production "Goodness" (from Toronto-based company Volcano Theatre) gets an opportunity to have their play about genocide performed in Rwanda. One of the actors, Gord Rand, decided to chronicle the experience on film, and the result is a behind-the-scenes look at the struggles and successes of performing a play for people who have suffered tremendously.
This is as fascinating a documentary as I have ever seen. What makes it so impactful is that there was really no goal in sight. You really get the sense that this is somewhat of a cultural artifact, almost a home video that happened to capture something magical. A troupe of mostly white, Canadian theatre artists comes face to face with an audience of mostly black, genocide survivors, and the emotional impact of this meeting is pretty stunning. The first-hand accounts of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 - and some of the stark images that accompany these stories - will indelibly lay their mark on the viewer.
Gord Rand is an actor (Combat Hospital), writer (Orgy in the Lighthouse, Pond Life, The Trial of Thumbelina) and director. Rand has experimented with short dramatic narrative and comedy. Short films include the Bravofact! short film The Nincompoops (Drama – Director), the comedic The End, Pull My Finger, Does It Help? and To Sir, With Jizz: The Justin Cider Story (Co-writer, Co-Director). Goodness in Rwanda is his feature documentary debut.
Gord Rand, Tara Hughes, Lili Francks, Layne Coleman, Amy Rutherford, Jack D. Nicholsen
Rand and John Westheuser
Tara Hughes and Gord Rand
Little Mao tells the life story of Mao Tse-Tung through 12-year-old Bobby Tung and his baseball team. After a pop fly liberates shy Bobby, the Chairman emancipates the neighbourhood kids from their chores and leads them to victory on the field. However, does Chairman Bobby take his power too far?
6 mins 35 secs
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