Rwanda DVD & Toronto Screening

We had a fantastic crowd at tonight’s screening at the Bloor in Toronto. Engaged, energetic… it was inspiring to see so much passion in a crowd of film-goers. Samputu gave a great performance to kick it all off. I’m honoured to have been able to meet him, and to have his music such an integral part of the film.

For those out there interested in getting your own copy of Rwanda: Hope Rises, you can sign up for the mailinglist on the film’s website. You’ll be notified as soon as copies are available for purchase.

Thanks to everybody who came out tonight!

West Coast Tour

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Rwanda: Hope Rises is on tour, starting with the West Coast. We have dates in Portland, Redding and Langley. We are booking now for dates on our Cross-Canada tour. Check out hoperisesfilm.com for more info, and get in touch if you’re interested in hosting or helping with a screening.

Update: the RSS feed for the news page on hoperisesfilm.com is now working. Subscribe for updates on screenings etc. While you’re at it, you can subscribe to the trevormeier.com RSS feed too! (There are many goodies on the feed that regular site viewers don’t get to see…)

A successful premiere

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Canadian Premiere of Rwanda: Hope Rises. We had a great time, and a great turnout, almost selling out the first show. A lot of faces I didn’t recognize, which for me is one of our biggest successes. Everything went well – the excellent venue, a great pre-reception with wine, cheese and mingling, and a beautiful screen to watch the story play out on.

We had great media coverage, which helped with the turnout. Below is a video from local daily 24 Hours:

The film was also covered by the Province, Global TV, and the print version of 24 Hours which has a high readership on the daily commute.

I’ve been laying low, taking it easy over the last couple days. It was an exhausting sprint getting everything ready, but I am immensely satisfied with the result. Big thanks to Kelly, Mike, Chris and the rest of the volunteers, and to Wellspring for hosting the event. This event wouldnt’ve happened without you.

Josh Garrels: Jacaranda

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Though we never ended up meeting, I had the pleasure of working with Josh Garrels last year, creating visuals for a concert in Vancouver. His music has a haunting, soulful quality that I really enjoy. His new album, “Jacaranda”, has just been released.

Check out some samples on his site, JoshGarrels.com. Then head on over to the store or to iTunes and pick yourself up a copy.

Featured with Stephen Lewis

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My photography is featured in the July edition of Alive Magazine, as part of an article about Stephen Lewis and the AIDS crisis in Africa. It was an honour to share the page: Stephen is one of my heros for his articulate speech and tireless effort to bring attention and real progress in Africa.

Click here for a PDF of the first two pages of the article… or you can pick up a copy wherever health & wellness magazines are sold.