World Premiere: Robert’s Village

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Man in a khaki colored baseball cap with red earth blurred in the background
Buweyeo, Uganda

Originally selected to screen at ACT Human Rights Film Festival’s 2020 edition, Robert’s Village will premiere on October 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Colorado State University.

About the film: Robert Serunjogi lost most of his family members during the brutal slayings of Uganda’s Idi Amin administration. After fleeing his home country, Robert started working as a janitor at Colorado State University (CSU). While working on campus, Robert met CSU student Laura Schreck and struck up a conversation. This chance meeting led to the pair working together and raising $90,000 to build a school for the displaced children in Robert’s hometown of Buweyeo. In 2019, Robert and Laura visited the school and witnessed the village in a period of rebuilding after civil war.

Following the 33-minute film screening, a live Q&A with director Brian Buss and film subjects Robert Serunjogi, Laura Schreck, Scott Schreck, Chris Schreck, Patrick Lindsell, Brian Jones, and Sheila Ferguson will occur. The event is free, but reservations are required. The film and Q&A will also be available virtually for 24-hours.

Robert’s Village, Brian Buss, United States, 33 minutes, English, 2021, World Premiere.

Brian Buss is a videographer and documentary filmmaker living in Bellevue, Colorado. Look out for his next documentary, Les is More, a cinema verité film featuring artist Les Sunde and lessons in being just a little brave.

October 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM | CSU’s Behavioral Sciences Building A 131 | Free with reservation. Learn more about how to support this project.

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