A nonprofit documentary film, “Raindrops over Rwanda,” premieres online July 18, giving it a Facebook ‘like’ could result in $50,000 in charitable giving.
The Facebook community page is being run by a Rwandan genocide survivor, Honoré Gatera, who also serves as a tour guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.
Rwanda is a beautiful country of lush, hillside forests, majestic mountains, and Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes. Its picturesque terrain has earned it the name “Pays des Mille Collines,” the “Country of a thousand hills.”
The center, which opened in 2004, 10 years after the Genocide, was made possible by the British charity Aegis Trust. It includes a burial ground for about 250,000 of the genocide victims, as well as exhibitions and the National Genocide Documentation Center.
Among its highlights, according the center’s website, are two ‘Windows of Hope’ – stained-glass windows designed by the son of a Jewish holocaust survivor that depict the Rwandan genocide “and steps leading into the future.”