For anyone who subscribes to HBO, the film is currently available on HBO ONDemand Documentaries through April 29th and will also be available on HBOGo from April 16th through May 31st.
For those who don’t have HBO, you can CLICK HERE to pre-order the ‘Earth Made of Glass‘ DVD for $19.95. You can also buy a limited edition, autographed version for $50.00 (only 100 are available). Each autographed copy is signed by both Chan and Jenna, who executive produced the film with their producing partner Reid Carolin via their production company 33andOut.
Librarys, high schools, and colleges are also able to purchase an educational copy of the DVD’s, and they will all ship out on May 13, 2011.
For those who don’t know, the moving documentary, which is directed by Deborah Scranton, takes an inside look at the repercussions of the 1994 Rwandan genocide from political and personal perspectives. ‘Earth Made of Glass‘ details Rwandan president Paul Kagame’s role in rebuilding the war-torn country into Africa’s biggest success story as well as the multi-generational story of genocide survivor Jean Pierre Sagahutu, who has been on a 15-year search for clues to his father’s murder. Despite never having met, the stories of a President and an ordinary citizen become inextricably linked; bound by a love of country, an insatiable need for truth, and a hope for peace.
Entertainment Weekly feels that…
“‘Earth Made of Glass‘ offers an emotionally engaging, informative view of post-genocide Rwanda that spares you from anything too hard to stomach. The idea of the film is not to replay the horror of the Rwandan genocide, but to find a blueprint for peace and ending cycles of violence in conflict areas.”
“I knew of the genocide, but I didn’t know anything about it. I just want to help this story get out there. My audience skews younger, and I think kids can really learn from it.”
Much of the film focuses on Jean Pierre Sagahutu, a Rwandan driver for the film crew, who tragically lost his two parents, four brothers, and three sisters during the genocide. He narrowly survived by hiding in a septic tank for two months, and in the amazing documentary, he actually finds one of his father’s killers. Channing tells EW…
“It really baffles me. I can’t understand how you can go what he went through and be able to move on the way Jean Pierre has. He has the emotional genius to understand what happened to him and teach his kids to move on, too.”
“He’s a really understanding husband. He’s very compassionate. He grew with all women, so he understands where girls are coming from and what our needs are…We work at it. We do something to make each other feel special…I try to give him a kiss or a hug, and tell him ‘I love you’ every day, and he does the same for me.
“I hope I’m a good husband. I always put the toilet seat down. I grew up with women, so I would get in big trouble if I didn’t put the toilet seat back down. It’s been ingrained in me…She’s the perfect wife. She’s so loving and a beautiful lady inside and out…Even though my clothes are literally everywhere, she’s actually the messier one, but Jenna does pick up the clothes and does the laundry. I’m more of the kitchen guy, and I vacuum and keep the desk organized. So, we split it down the middle.
“One of the best parts of being married is coming home and just sitting on the couch with her. Knowing that she will be there and that she understands me and I can tell her about my day, it’s really nice. We love each other, and we live together, so we talk about things all the time, so it was natural for us to produce together. She can always play devil’s advocate. So, I will be like, ‘Alright, I see that side.’ There’s not a person in the world that knows me better, so we make a great team.
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