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The 600 nominated for three international awards

The 600, a movie that tells the most compelling story of the struggle to liberate Rwandans from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, has made it to three big international award events in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The movie highlights the inspirational story that honours the sacrifice and courage of the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) soldiers through the eyes of the 3rd battalion, also known as The 600.

 

Pan African Film & Arts, (PAFF), is a US-based film festival scheduled for February 23 in Los Angeles. In this festival, The 600 will compete with 70 other international films.

 

The documentary is also competing in Britain’s Fusion Film Festival. The festival, in its 18th edition, will be held in London from February 15 through 22. It will also feature in the 9th edition of the Winter Film Awards in New York, where it will compete with different movies; ranging from documentary films, action films to horror movies. The festival kicks off February 20 to 29. The festival will feature 13 documentaries, 10 feature movies and nine horror movies.

 

Richard Hall, the executive producer and author of the film, told The New Times in an interview, that The 600 has gone a long way to achieving this: “Filmmakers send in their films to festivals they choose. There are always hundreds of submissions, but only a few are selected.  Among those is The 600, which indicates that it can even go farther.”

The film was produced by Hall’s Great Blue Productions and Kigali’s A-WIZE MEDIA run by Annet Uwizeye, a Rwandan film producer.

Richard Hall is an American Emmy award winner, with 25 years of experience in filmmaking. He said that he plans to work on another film about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi soon.

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