• Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams – Neptune Frost (2021)

    2021-2030Anisia UzeymanArthouseQueer Cinema(s)RwandaSaul WilliamsSci-Fi

    An intersex African hacker, a coltan miner and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union.

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    In Burundi, a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist hacker collective, attempting a takeover of the regime that is exploiting the region’s natural resources. When an intersex runaway and a miner find each other, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry.Read More »

  • Raoul Peck – Sometimes in April (2005)

    2001-2010DramaRaoul PeckRwandaWar

    The story centers on two brothers: Honoré Butera, working for Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, and Augustin Muganza, a captain in the Rwandan army (who was married to a Tutsi woman, Jeanne, and had three children with her: Anne-Marie, Yves-André, and Marcus), who bear witness to the killing of close to 800,000 people in 100 days while becoming divided by politics and losing some of their own family. The film depicts the attitudes and circumstances leading up to the outbreak of brutal violence, the intertwining stories of people struggling to survive the genocide, and the aftermath as the people try to find justice and reconciliation.Read More »

  • Kivu Ruhorahoza – Matière Grise AKA Grey Matter (2011)

    2011-2020African CinemaDramaExperimentalKivu RuhorahozaRwanda

    Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities only to find herself committed to the same mental institution as a man driven insane by the crimes he perpetrated during the war. Potential funders for the film insist the themes are too bleak and pessimistic-they encourage Balthazar to make a “message” film that raises awareness about gender-based violence or HIV/AIDS instead. But he refuses to give up. Instead of telling his production team the news, Balthazar continues preparations for the film without financing or equipment.Read More »

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