Previously at the ICA - Films
26 Mar 2009
In 1994 Rwanda's Hutu population was incited to wipe out the country's Tutsi minority. From the crowded capital to the smallest village, local 'patrols' killed their friends and family members. In 1999 the government began using Gacaca courts: open-air hearings with citizen-judges meant to try their neighbours and rebuild the nation.
Filming for close to a decade in a tiny rural hamlet, award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion has charted the impact of Gacaca courts on survivors and perpetrators alike.
My Neighbor, My Killer, dir Anne Aghion, US 2009, 80 mins, subtitles, recommended Cert 15