ITSEMBATSEMBA, Rwanda one Genocide Later

  • France
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The genocide in Rwanda (Itsembatsemba) took place amongst general indifference. On the 6th April 1994, a fury of purification swept the country. Within one hundred days, soldiers and militiamen (Interhamwe) massacred at least 700,000 Tutsis. These images were taken two years after the genocide, in April 1996. The sound track comes from Radio Télévision Mille Collines (Thousand Hills Free Broadcasting) - RTLM - and dates from April to June 1994. RTLM began to transmit in 1991 with the help of the regime and played a key role in the unleashing and the coordination of the killing.


  • Original Title
    ITSEMBATSEMBA, Rwanda one Genocide Later
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Alexis CORDESSE
  • Editing
    Michèle COURBOU
  • Sound
    Eric LONNEUR
  • Runtime
    13 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • • Documenta XI, Cassel, 2002
    • • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2003
    • • International Human Rights Film Festival, Ramallah-Tel-Aviv, 2000
    • • Amnesty International Film Festival, Amsterdam, 1998
    • • Rencontres Cinématographiques de Seine St Denis, Résistance, 1998
    • • Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 1997
    • • Festival Cinéma du Réel, Paris, 1997
    • • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 1996
  • Awards
    • GOLDEN GATE AWARD / San Fransisco International Film Festival, 1997 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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