As we remember 16 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Kigali Serena Hotel will be screening different films about the Rwanda genocide. A special presentation will also be done by the Rwanda Cinema Centre (RCC).
The Day God Walked Away
The movie follows the hallowing struggle for survival of a Tutsi woman during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Much to his credit, first-time writer director Philippe van Leeuw has slasher film with Rwandan pop singer Ruth Nirere in an astonishingly physical turn as a house maid hiding in the jungle and barely eluding her Hutu attackers.
Keepers of Memory:
Through eyewitness accounts and gripping footage, director/producer Eric Kabera takes the viewer on an emotional journey into the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi, its survivors, and the memorials created in the victims’ honour.
The 54 minutes film focuses on the personal accounts of men and women who watch over the sacred burial sites keeping the memories alive for future generations.
Two Rwandan teenage lovers from Tutsi families have their hopes and dreams destroyed as rage and violence pours across the country during the 1994 Tutsi genocide.
100 DAYS is a drama that succeeds in revealing the horror of the atrocities committed by Hutu militia against the Tutsi tribe and moderate Hutu by focusing on the story of two young lovers.
The film runs for 96 minutes and was it produced by Eric Kabera.
We Are All Rwandans
The film, We are all Rwandans, recounts the heroism of the students in Nyange who refused to split up according to their ethnic group; as a result, they were all killed.
We are all Rwandans runs for 25 minutes and it was produced by Ayuub Kasasa.
Love Letter To My Country
“Une Lettre D’Amour” was a film which impressed many with its timeliness and the importance of its message.
Set in the present, it follows the burgeoning love affair between Marta, 21, a Tutsi who lost her family during the genocide, and Rukundo, 27, a Hutu with family members serving jail sentences for participating in the genocide.