Rwanda films screen on Oct. 29

Lauren Kim

Films made by students who visited Rwanda last year screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 29.
The 14 students who made these documentaries spent 10 days in Africa interviewing the Rwandan people and learning about their culture.
“The trip was an amazing experience, and the people we met with were incredibly inspiring,” trip member Noah Bennett ’15 said. “Making the documentary has been a really fun challenge, especially for those of us who have never made videos before.”
The students’ projects centered around the Rwandan Genocide and its effects on the country.
“Every student identified an aspect of the Rwandan story that they were interested in before we went, because part of what we do on the trips is educate the students before we go,” trip leader and Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke said.
The trip to Rwanda was the second of its kind. The first trip was to Laos, and this year, Gaulke is taking about 20 students to Cuba to create digital projects documenting the first opening up of the island to American visitors.