Sun 2 Nov| 20:30| Ritzy Brixton


Dir. Alrick Brown
Rwanda/USA/France, 2011, 100min, Colour, English, Kinyarwanda with English subtitles.

During the Rwandan genocide, when neighbours killed neighbours and friends betrayed friends, some crossed lines of hatred in order to protect each other. A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from his family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. Interweaving six different tales that together form one grand narrative, Kinyarwanda presents a complex and complete depiction of the human resilience and the struggle brave Rwandans fought to keep their humanity during the genocide. The film pays homage to many using the voices of few.

+ Umudugudu: Rwanda 20 Years On [DOC]

Dir. Giordano Cossu,
France. 2014. 36min. Colour. Kinyarwanda, English with English subtitles.

How is life together, when your neighbour is the one who killed your family? Released from prison in 2012, Osée massacred over 100 people in 1994 and has now returned to his home village. He lives next to Esperance, who miraculously survived Osée’s machete and still bares its scars on her head and back. A series of stories like this one provide a thought-provoking reflection on rebuilding life and society in the hills of Rwanda.

Followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the genocide and the peace and reconciliation process in present day Rwanda.