Direction : Bernard Bellefroid
Duration: 50 minutes
Beta digit 4/3 - Dolby Steréo
V.O. Kinyarwanda
S.V. french / english
© 2005



Eleven years after the genocide, the film follows the survivors and torturers before and after the first Gacaca tribunals during which they meet each other face to face. There's Obede, an accused childkiller whose request for pardon is simply a cynical release strategy. There's also Gahutu, who has «no regrets» and facing his judges, he speaks of «snakes» in reference to those being exterminated. And finally, there's François, required to kill his own brother in order to survive and who is now trying to reconcile with his sister-in-law. Through these three stories, the film weaves a portrait of a society at war against the ideology of genocide which remains present.

Data Sheet

  • Direction : Bernard Bellefroid
  • Image : Gil Decamp
  • Sound : Quentin Jacques
  • Editing : Yannick Leroy
  • Mixing : Loïc Colllignon
  • Production manager : Véronique Marit
  • Associate producers : Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
  • Production : DERIVES


Produced with assistance from the "Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique", the "Télédistributeurs wallons", and the "Région Wallonne".

With the support of the  "Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds".

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