Part of the Film Africa 2020 Doc Shorts programme

Monday 2 November | 18:30 | Rich Mix, Screen 1


Dir. Kantarama Gahigiri

Switzerland, Rwanda. 2019. 14 mins.

English with English subtitles

This is a reflective, poetic and emotionally engaging documentary about migration and the layered concept of ‘home’ for immigrants.

Film Africa Doc Shorts programme
A selection documentary shorts exploring migration and exile, mental health and family histories, among other themes. With a pre-recorded intro from Film Africa programmer Katarina Hedrén.

Director Kantarama Gahigiri headshot

Kantarama Gahigiri
Kantarama Gahigiri is a Swiss and Rwandan filmmaker. She is currently developing the feature film Tanzanite, a futuristic, female driven, eco-conscious odyssey that takes place in 2050 Kenya. Tapis Rouge, her first feature has been screened and awarded worldwide including TV5Monde Best Francophone Feature Film, followed by a theatrical release in Switzerland and in France (2017). Kantarama is an alumna of Realness Institute Residency (South Africa 2018), La Fabrique Cinéma at 72nd Cannes Film Festival (2019) and Le Moulin d’Andé – CÉCI Residency (France 2020).