Itsembatsemba

Video

A film by Eyal Sivan & Alexis Cordesse
Documentary| 1996 | 13mn | B/W | 4:3 | STEREO
VO : Kinyarwanda – Sub-titles : Englsih
© État d’urgence [FR] momento production [FR]

On April 6th 1994, a fury of purification swept the country. In less than a hundred days, soldiers and militiamen, with the help of a section of the civilian population, killed between 800,000 and 1,000,000 people.These images were taken two years after the genocide. 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 1993 with the help of the regime and played a key role in the unleashing and the co-ordination of the killing.

Awards
・GOLDEN GATE AWARD, San Fransisco International Film Festival, 1997
・MENTION SPÉCIALE, Bilbao international documentary film festival, 1997

Festivals selections
・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