Rwanda: Hope Rises – DVD Release


For those of you who don’t know, Lyn and I had the privileged of making several trips to Rwanda over the last few years to work on a documentary film. We premiered the film in Redding last January at the Cascade Theatre and are now happy to announce the DVD is available. Our good friend Trevor directed the film and had this to say:

It’s hard to believe that almost five years ago, five friends started planning for a trip to Rwanda. Our plan was to shoot a documentary in two weeks, spend a month in hard-core editing, and have it ready to watch by the summer of 2005.

I was so naive, in so many ways. I had shot several documentaries by this point, but nothing on this scale. The process has been intense, difficult, and there was more than once that the whole thing almost didn’t happen. But here we are… the film is ready for the world to see on DVD.

You can get your copy here: Hope Rises Store. There is more info and trailers on the website as well as a Facebook fan page.

Thanks for all of your support over the years to get this thing made.


  1. Gloria says: June 3, 2010 at 3:42 amReply

    Where can the DVD of Rwanda Hope Rises be purchased? The film shows that forgiveness is possible, no matter what, I want everyone I know to see real forgiveness and own the DVD to review it as many times as they can. I’ve been wanting to purchase the DVD for over a year. I even contacted “Transformations” films for it. It should viewed shown at every bible study and gathering. ‘thank you.

  2. jesse says: June 3, 2010 at 11:02 amReply