Government has commended the latest movie that depicts the brutal actions and heartless behaviour that characterised the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The movie, ‘Tears of Rwanda’, which was screened in Kigali for the first time on Sunday evening was produced by a retired Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) Capt Peter Sheriff Kigame and directed by John Nzaramba.
The film includes genuine footage taken as the RPF advanced from the Rwandan boarder in Kagitumba during the liberation struggle.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the official launch of the latest compilation of individual accounts of incidents that occurred during 1994, the Minister of Information Louise Mushikiwabo described the movie as exemplary and timely.
It comes at a time when the rest of the world joins Rwanda in the 15th commemoration of the tragedy in which over one million innocent lives were lost within a period of 100 days.
“It sufficiently combines both the past and the present to give a clear picture of history’s consequences and the Genocide. It also shows the positive side to the story and comes at the best of all times,” said Mushikiwabo who represented the Government at the screening that took place at Kigali Serena.
She commended the team of experts who produced the movie for a “brilliant work done” and encouraged them to tell the untold stories even more.
“A big section of our population does not know how to read or write and the best way to explain what took place is through pictures and images. This is a very good development because it’s much easier to watch for a shorter time and get to know things that happened over along period of time,” said she.
Mushikiwabo who advocated for a Kinyarwanda version of the movie, condemned those who deny the Genocide and urged the public to desist from revisionism.