“There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime, and the EARTH is MADE OF GLASS.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Earlier this year ‘Earth Made of Glass‘, a political documentary produced by Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Reid Carolin’s production company 33&Out and Deborah Scranton’s Clover & a Bee Films, received a coveted 2011 Producers Guild Award nomination for Best Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture.
Although I’ve known this for months, I can finally officially report that the film has been purchased by HBO and will premiere on the cable channel on April 6th!!!
And I once again want to send out a HUGE CONGRATS to Deborah, Reid, Chan and Jenna!!!
The moving film, which has been endorsed by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, follows Rwandan President Paul Kagame and genocide survivor Jean-Pierre Sagahutu and had a standing room only premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this past April.
Against the backdrop of the world’s deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame released a report on August 6th, 2008 detailing the French government’s hidden role in planning the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye, was arrested by France on charges of terrorism. Meanwhile, a genocide survivor haunted by his father’s unsolved murder scours the Rwandan countryside on a 15-year search for clues.
Despite having never met, the story of a President and an ordinary citizen become inextricably linked in this extraordinary documentary.
In addition to producing the film, Deborah Scranton (pictured on the left at a Houston International Journal of Law screening I attended last October) directed ‘Earth Made of Glass‘. She’s also known for directing ‘The War Tapes‘ (short-listed for the Oscar in 2007), which influenced how they made Chan’s 2008 Iraq war drama ‘Stop-Loss‘.
You can watch the documentary’s official trailer below…
Fans should also mark your calendars to make sure you don’t miss the documentary on HBO on Wednesday, April 6, 2011!
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