12 Oct 2016

The Document International Human Rights Film Festival - Our Doc's Scottish Premiere!

A Brilliant Genocide's Scottish Premiere

A Brilliant Genocide
This is the untold story of how an African dictator has been able to commit mass murder and still get a regular audience at The White House and 10 Downing Street. A Brilliant Genocide is a political expose and human rights documentary that details the untold story of suffering and an unrecognized genocide against the Acholi people of northern Uganda by the current Government, under President Yoweri Museveni, who has for decades been staunch ally to the west. But has the West been hoodwinked by this deceptive devil in disguise, the face of democracy in Africa, the US’s strongest ally in the region and who Clinton once called “a beacon of hope on the African continent”, or have they turned a blind eye and knowingly been dancing with the devil for their own selfish and strategic interests?
A Brilliant Genocide is also the keynote film for the Festival's Critical Forum discussion, Looking for Truth: Programming Documentary Film Festivals, which follows the screening at 15:00 in the CCA Clubroom. 
Ambassador Olara Otunnu who is the lead character in the documentary (also former U.N figure and current leader of the UPC [opposition] in Uganda) will be representing A Brilliant Genocide at the festival and also participating in the expert panel after the screening. 

Looking for Truth: Programming Documentary Film Festivals (Critical Forum)

Help: Sign our Petition! Joseph Kony
Festival programmers reveal growing tensions and anxiety associated with their role in fact-checking the truthfulness of the documentary films they select. With the growing diversity of documentary forms of expression, the question becomes ever more urgent: who should have the responsibility of the claims presented as true in documentary films at festivals and how are these aspects negotiated by festivals and their stakeholders? This event will raise questions and invite answers from festival programmers, filmmakers, community/activist organisations and audiences alike in the form of a critical forum that follows the Scottish premiere of the feature documentary A Brilliant Genocide by Ebony Butler on the 21st of October.

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