Site Map@|@Contact us@|@ENGLISH / JAPANESE



cafe paco
International Exchange

To familiarize and people to become interested in peacebuilding, PB conducts various international exchange projects.

2008 Activities

Movie Festival Real Africa

Movie Festival Real Africa was organized on June 28 and 29 at Yokogawa Cinema!!
With Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) drawing public attention to Africa in 2008, PB presents a movie festival at Yokogawa Cinema (Hiroshima City) with three recent films shot by African film directors. Three films disclose real daily life in Africa, going beyond the stereotype image of Africa filled with poverty and conflicts. This is a great opportunity to be exposed to real Africa in Hiroshima.

A small story filled with hope in the floor of mountain
Memories of Africans fighting for oppressors
Living together, going beyond the wall

Each story illustrates real Africa.

Movie Information

Alphonsefs Bike
Film Director: Eric Kabera (2007)
Short documentary filmed by Eric Kabera. On the floor of the virunga mountain, there is Alphonse with his genius bike that impresses every body in his community.
A Pair of Boots and a Bicycle
Film Director : Vincent Moloi (2007)
Why did oppressed had to fight for oppressors in the war? This documentary tells the story of 120,000 South African black soldiers who volunteered to serve in the Second World War on the side of the British.

We Are All Rwandans
Film Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson (2007)
The dramatic true story of Rwandan school students, attacked by rebels in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide - whose refusal to betray each other cost some of them everything.
Venue: Yokogawa Cinema (Three minutes walk from JR Yokogawa Station)
Dates: June 28 & 29, 2008
Film times:28th 16:30, 19:00
29th 11:00, 16:30
Note: Door opens 30 minutes prior to the show time, and it will be approximate one hour and 30 minutes total.
Ticket Price: Advanced Ticket 1,500 JPY (General Admission) 1,200 JPY (Students)
1,800 JPY (General Admission) 1,500 JPY (Students)
Note: Fair trade-certified, Rwandan coffee will be sold at the lobby of the cinema.
Organizer:Peacebuilders Hiroshima
Film Cooperation: Cinema Africa Committees

Thinking about the Future of Tibet
Information about the public symposium gThinking about the Future of Tibeth on June 7, 2008.

Back Number