Gilbert Ndahayo, a renowned Rwandan filmmaker based in the US, is among several filmmakers participating in the IDFA 2010, held in Amsterdam, Holland.
The 23rd edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) started on November 18, and ends on Sunday.
IDFA was founded in 1988, in order to stimulate national and international documentary culture and each year, 250 new documentaries are selected for various competition and non-competition programs.
Filmed over the course of three years, “Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit” is an unforgettable journey in forgiving and unforgiving the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda that claimed over a million lives within 100 days.
The documentary also premiered in the Los Angeles, 2010 Pan African Film and Arts Festival and was nominated “Best Feature Documentary”.
Ndahayo is a genocide survivor, who has been acknowledged as a pioneer in Rwanda’s film industry through his debut film “Scars of my Days”.
In July 2008, Ndahayo released “Behind This Convent” that went to win two awards: Verona Awards for Best African Film and Signis Commendation for Best Documentary at its world premiere at Zanzibar International Film Festival.