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My Neighbor, My Killer Details

  • Release Date: Jan 06, 2010
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Anne Aghion

FULL SYNOPSIS

In 1994, following a civil war in Rwanda, fighting between Hutus and Tutsis (the African nation's two main ethnic groups) reached a bloody peak when following the death of President Juvénal Habyarimana, Hutu militias, armed with clubs and machetes, began a wave of violence that left as many as 800,000 Tutsis dead. Fifteen years later, Rwanda is still coming to terms with this shocking act of genocide, and filmmaker Anne Aghion, who has made several films about the violence in Rwanda, explores a new movement toward justice and reconciliation in this documentary. In the wake of the killings, a large number of people suspected of taking part in the executions were imprisoned, but many were released due to lack of evidence. Under Rwanda's new leadership, communities are permitted to hold Gacacas, tribunals open to the public in which suspected murders face the family and friends of people they are believed to have killed. While many of those standing before the public hearings deny their actions, others are willing to finally confess to their crimes, and by bringing their suspicions into the open, the accusers can hopefully begin to heal their emotional wounds. My Neighbor, My Killer was an official selection at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 6, 2010

Cast

Crew

Anne Aghion
Director
Anne Aghion
Producer
Anne Aghion
Screenwriter
Mathieu Hagnery
Cinematographer
Claire Bailly du Bois
Cinematographer
Linette Frewin
Cinematographer
Nadia Ben Rachid
Editor
Pierre Camus
Sound/Sound Designer
Roland Duboue
Sound/Sound Designer
Yves Servagent
Sound/Sound Designer
Nathalie Vidal
Sound/Sound Designer
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