The Notched Wing

Helen Tara Hughes – Poetry, Fiction, Film, Phantasms

Not so Light Reading

Ever wondered how a country could inspire half of its people,

to kill another half of its people (800,000 is the conservative estimate)

in only 90 days ?

For the humanitarian reader, who is stout of heart.

\”We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda \”
by Philip Gourevitch

\”The best reason I have come up with for looking more closely into Rwanda\’s stories is that ignoring them makes me even more uncomfortable about existence and my place in it.\” Philip Gourevitch

Author: smallboy

Helen Tara Hughes is a writer, producer and actor. An award-winning theatre performer, she cut her teeth in classical and new work at major theatres across Canada, including the Stratford Festival. Her first taste of documentary work – a POV radio documentary for CBC’s ‘Outfront’ – gave her the documentary bug, and in 2009 she transitioned into Producing with the feature documentary, Goodness in Rwanda. As a writer, she has been published by Backofthebook.ca, Eros Digest, and TWISI, and has a book of short stories that will be published in the fall of 2012. As a filmmaker, she creates short films based on poetic writing. She moonlights as an Asst Producer and Coordinator for documentary, factual, and independent films, and is developing a slate of her own media projects for 2013.

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