Years later, the 1994 Rwandan genocide still leaves deep scars. Director Deborah Scranton’s powerful film looks at the wounds that remain through the stories of two men trying to expose the truth of what happened 15 years earlier. Jean Pierre Sagahutu, a genocide survivor, is determined to find out more about his father’s unsolved murder. At the same time, Rwandan president Paul Kagame tries to free his closest aide, Rose Kabuye, suspiciously arrested in France on charges of terrorism after a report detailing France’s hidden involvement in the genocide was released. Both ordinary citizen and head of state must navigate wrenching situations in their quest to reveal the past and face the future. Scranton’s extraordinary access to these two men in crisis provides a remarkable examination of a country in the process of recovery and a pointed assessment of what is necessary in order to move forward on a path to peace.
Following the screening, an engaging panel disucssion will address the functions, roles and processes of documentary film as a form of investigative journalism. Phil Bronstein, editor-at-large at the San Francisco Chronicle, will moderate a discussion with director Deborah Scranton; Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting and Mathilde Mukantabana, president of Friends of Rwanda.
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