“Tears of Rwanda” tells a true story

The director of Rwanda Cinema Centre, Pierre Kayitana, yesterday told The New Times that the film “Tears of Rwanda” is a great product. “The film is good. It depicts the role of RPF soldiers in the stopping of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi,” Kayitana said.
Director of  Rwanda Cinema Centre, Pierre Kayitana
Director of Rwanda Cinema Centre, Pierre Kayitana

The director of Rwanda Cinema Centre, Pierre Kayitana, yesterday told The New Times that the film “Tears of Rwanda” is a great product.

“The film is good. It depicts the role of RPF soldiers in the stopping of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi,” Kayitana said.

“Tears of Rwanda” was screened on August 23, at 5:30pm, in the main hall of the Rwandan Embassy, 120-122 Seymour Place, London.

According to Peter Kagame, the producer of “Tears of Rwanda”, the film contains hitherto unseen footage of the horror that engulfed Rwanda in 100 days of April-July 1994.

23-year-old, Kayitana said that Kagame’s comment was relevant. “It’s true, as actors continue to shoot films they tend to discover more footage from the previous films. I guess it was the same case with Kagame’s case.”     

The film is based on a true story. It shows the role of the Rwanda Patriotic Force (RPF) soldiers in the stopping of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi.

Also, the film clearly indicates the cruelty done to the Tutsi by the interahamwe militias and other members of the Hutu extremists.

The 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi was master minded by the then Rwandan government.

Basically, all the films depicting the Rwandan Genocide, none of them shows how the carnage was stopped and who stopped it.

Rwanda Movie Galaxy brings to light the participation of the French Government in the preparation of the Rwandan Genocide, by training the militias and supplying them with arms.

“Tears of Rwanda”, also portrays the problems and harsh conditions Rwandan refugees went through while in their countries of refuge.

Meanwhile, participants were left with tears rolling down their cheeks during the screening of “Tears of Rwanda”.

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