Black Earth Rising is a BBC production mini series that aired in 2018. It follows the fictional story of Kate Ashby (Michaela Coel), a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, working as a criminal investigator in England. She uncovers the truth about the genocide against the Tutsi and herself in the process. The series begins with the attempt to prosecute war criminals, but delves into greater issues of international justice. For this episode we talked with Ronald Guttman, actor in Black Earth Rising.
Our conversation topics ranged from the process of preparing and shooting a series about the genocide, the educational aspects of television to the role of literature and art in dealing with trauma and creating a collective memory. We cordially invite you to participate in this critical debate about the series!
Original tone of the series was kindly provided by Drama Republic.
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