Documentary film ’Ma Revanche’ that illustrates genocide survivors’ restoration premiers

By IGIHE
On 6 April 2020 at 06:52

Karirima Ngarambe Aimable, IGIHE correspondent in Europe has announced the release of a documentary film titled "Ma revanche" narrating the harrowing story of Diane Uwineza, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. The film portrays how Uwineza managed to rebuild her life from scratch despite the traumatizing experiences she went through

The documentary film follows 8 others Karirima produced over the past few years focusing on telling the history of genocide as well as art and culture in Rwanda and Belgium.

The plot of the documentary goes through the story of Uwineza Diane, who was only 9 years old at the time of the genocide and how she witnessed the brutal slaughter of his parents and six siblings in Nyanza, Kicukiro.

"Ma revanche" also illustrates an analysis of Aline Benishya Serraz, an expert in clinical psychology who recounts her experience of treating survivors of the genocide. "It is an indescribable burden to live with but survivors tend to hold onto the memories of their departed loved ones and that gives them the strength to move forward."

"In the documentary, Diane gives us a very vivid depiction of her experience as a genocide survivor, and how she managed to move forward despite the weight of the genocide pulling her down."

Uwineza shows us how life has so much to offer, despite all the tragedies she went through, how she built a happy family and is currently a mother of two, Chriane and Kyle.

Prof Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu, IBUKA President commended Karirima for his effort to narrate the stories of genocide survivors and noted that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that our history is recounted accurately and does not succumb to revisionism.

Karirima said that the idea of producing the movie came from the intention to show the world that although the 1994 genocide against Tutsi left unhealable scars, survivors have successfully put their lives together over the past 26 years.

"In a few years, elderly people will not be able to tell the history of genocide. Stories such as Diane’s are a great contribution to preserving our history for future generations."

Karirima thanked the National Commission For The Fight Against Genocide ( CNLG ) for allowing the film to be screened during the 26th commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi which will start on April 7th, 2020.

"I particularly thank Prof Dusingizemungu and Dr. Bizimana Jean Damascène who reviewed the documentary firsthand and approved it to be used during the 26th genocide commemoration activities."

"Ma revanche" follows several other movies Karirima produced including "Les Oubliés" (2007), "Ma douleur sa liberté" (2008), "Muyango & Imitari", De l’exil à la citoyenneté Rwandaise, Grâce à l’Art et la culture) (2010), “La traversée du genocide (2012)” , "20 ans de mémoire" (2014) and "20 ans plus tard" (2017).

The documentary premiere is scheduled on April 7th, 2020 on IBUKA Sweden and all IGIHE online platforms.

The film portrays how Uwineza managed to rebuild her life from scratch despite the traumatizing experiences she went through
"Ma revanche" is narrating the harrowing story of Diane Uwineza, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

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