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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Rain in a Dry Land and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Rain in a Dry Land: Discussion Guide

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As an outreach tool, Rain in a Dry Land helps viewers see beyond group labels or statistics by showing each subject as a complex individual with his or her own set of needs. Each person’s unique experience provides an outstanding opportunity for Americans to learn about the Bantu and to see ourselves and our culture through new eyes.

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Rain in a Dry Land

Premiere Date: June 19, 2007

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Anne Makepeace Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Press Release | Media Alert: Focus on Africa


Anne Makepeace
Anne Makepeace

[T]he film doesn't sugarcoat their story; it shows them in their amazing beauty and poetry and resilience, but it also shows them in really down times.”

— Anne Makepeace, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

The particular strength of this film is in its intimacy, its insistence on portraying immigrants as complicated, high-strung people negotiating the personal boundaries between their traditions and western modernity.”

— Stephen Holden
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