Lawrence Blankenbyl | Rwanda 2009 | 52 Min. | OmeU
During the mid 1990’s, the African nation of Rwanda experienced one of the most brutal occurrences of genocide in recent history. Armed with rudimentary farm tools, ordinary members of the majority Hutu population reportedly killed one million of their Tutsi neighbours, family and friends in what was considered a state sanctioned ethnic cleansing. Today, Rwanda stands as a testimony for the perseverance of humanity. Despite their differences, pains and traumas, Rwandans must unite and work together in rebuilding their nation.
“Rwanda Again” tells the story of survival and remembrance as a means for healing the wounds of Genocide. This film focuses on life in five key locations where these atrocities were perpetrated – an ore mine, sugarcane field, fishing lake, a cattle slaughterhouse and farms where life continues over grounds stained by violence and brutality. A story of work and healing of a people who have survived the ruins of genocide and must rebuild what they once had and what they must have; food, shelter, liberty and trust for fellow human beings.