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Rwanda Again Trailer


Authorship: Credits: Direction, Camera, Editor, Concept LAWRENCE BLANKENBYL Interviews, Translation and Concept PHOEBE MUTETSI

“Rwanda Again” is a documentary produced by Fabrica&RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera. It 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.


We spent at least seven days with each group we filmed. It was important that our characters were comfortable with our presence, equipment and agenda and this was achieved through spending time and by building relationships. The value for both parties in a documentary are the relationships that are created as a result of the project.

Directed by Lawrence Blankenbyl

Stories by Phoebe Mutetsi

Produced by: Fabrica and RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

Broadcast on RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, La2 channel, on December 14th and 15th, 2009.

In competition at: Ethnocineca (Wien), Arcipelago International Short Film Festival (Rome) and Document8 Human Rights International Film Festival (Glasgow)


In partnership with:
RSI Televisione Svizzera



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