Huge congratulations are in order for Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Reid Carolin, and Deborah Scranton!! Today in New York, their incredible documentary, ‘Earth Made of Glass‘, just received a prestigious Peabody Award, which recognizes excellence in radio, television, and new media.
Chan and Jenna executive produced ‘Earth Made of Glass‘ with Reid via their production company 33&Out and Deborah’s Clover & a Bee Films. The political documentary had a standing room only premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (with the President of Rwanda in attendance), was an official selection at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and also received a 2011 Producers Guild Award nomination for Best Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture.
‘Earth Made of Glass‘ was also picked up by HBO, where fans can watch it on HBO Signature East on Tuesday, May 22nd at 8:40 AM Central and on HBOGO through May 31st, and you can CLICK HERE to buy the DVD.
In the documentary, director Deborah Scranton (“The War Tapes”) examines the personal and political repercussions of the deadly conflict in the east African country of Rwanda and explores issues of peace, retribution, accountability and justice, ultimately discovering a blueprint for ending the cycle of violence.
Here’s a synopsis…
On August 6th, 2008, against the backdrop of the world’s deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame released a report detailing the French government’s hidden role in planning the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye, is arrested by France on charges of terrorism.
Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Sagahutu, a genocide survivor haunted by his father’s unsolved murder, scours the Rwandan countryside on a fifteen-year-search for clues – ultimately finding himself confronted with his darkest desire: being face to face with his father’s killer.
As President Kagame fights to free Rose from France and expose the truth about what really happened in Rwanda fifteen years ago, Jean-Pierre journeys to the scene of the crime, and the doorstep of a killer, to uncover the chilling facts behind his father’s death. As each relentlessly pursues the truth – with the fate of a family and a country hanging in the balance – they find themselves faced with a choice: to enact vengeance or turn the other cheek…
Despite having never met, the story of a President and an ordinary citizen become inextricably linked in this groundbreaking film. Bound by a deep love of country, an insatiable need for the truth, and a hunger for peace, their struggles will set in motion the rebuilding of a family, a nation, and ultimately the entire African continent. Above all, they will shake the very foundations of what it means to forgive – providing a model for ending hatred and violence throughout the world.
Watch the documentary’s trailer…
Congrats again to Team Tatum on their new Peabody!!!