Sunday, August 10, 2014

Old Rwanda Flag in Gorillas in the Mist - 1988

 The old flag of Rwanda appears briefly in Gorillas in the Mist 1988.  It featured the Pan-African 'Traffic Light' colours of red, yellow, and green.  In the middle is a black capital letter R.

 This film and the life lead by Dian Fossey took place long before the tragedy of the Rwanda Genocide in 1994. After that tragedy Rwanda changed their flag.

Fossey's advocacy to protect the Gorillas of the Central Africa also put herself in peril. She also ended her life on a tragic note, as she was murdered in her cabin.

The filming of the movie made something of a fusion movie-documentary as the film locations were the real locations lived and worked by Fossey.  Many of the cabins and huts you see in this movie were lived in by Dian Fossey.

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