Omer Bisengimana releases new Genocide movie

One of the country’s most established filmmakers, Omer Bisengimana, on Tuesday, April 12, released his new movie ‘Bad Morning’. The film is based on the counts of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the role of the Rwanda Patriotic Force (RPF) in liberating the country. The action movie, which depicts horrific scenes, captures the insurgency that took place in 1997, when infiltrators (Abacengezi)burnt buses and houses in Gisenyi and Ruhengeri, killing hundreds of people.
Omer Bisengimana (courtesy photo)
Omer Bisengimana (courtesy photo)

One of the country’s most established filmmakers, Omer Bisengimana, on Tuesday, April 12, released his new movie ‘Bad Morning’. The film is based on the counts of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the role of the Rwanda Patriotic Force (RPF) in liberating the country.

The action movie, which depicts horrific scenes, captures the insurgency that took place in 1997, when infiltrators (Abacengezi)burnt buses and houses in Gisenyi and Ruhengeri, killing hundreds of people.

It also features the demise of the now much acclaimed Nyange students in the Western Province. ‘Bad Morning’, which was filmed on locations in Huye, Musanze and Kigali City, features Mbabazi (Alphonsine Ndayisenga), Mutabazi (Claude Muneza) and Bella (Josianne Umwiza).

“I wished to have released it on April 7, the day we started the 17th (Genocide) commemoration period, but unfortunately, some scenes were incomplete,” Bisengimana said.  

Bisengimana is renowned for his ‘Why Me’ movie, which was also inspired by the Genocide. He told The New Times that his objective was to foster forgiveness, unity and reconciliation among Rwandans.

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