Ibyiza Birimbere – The best is still to come

Country: Germany / France
Category: Feature Documentary
Release date: 2015
Duration: 57min
Director: S.C. Weiss
Edition: July 2015-2016
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Gerard, Odette and Shenge are 3 energetic young adults in a prospering East African city. They are facing life with all upsides and obstacles and wonder about their future – like young people all over the world. But they also share the cruel history of their country: 20 years after the genocide in Rwanda they invite us to learn about their past and their present and show us a picture of Rwanda that we have not seen before. “Ibyiza Birimbere” is the sensitive and quiet – at times poetic – portrait of a generation that is carrying a big responsibility while dealing with guilt, blame and remission. With a rather humanistic than a journalistic approach the film is neither a history lesson nor is it political but a contemporary document that offers a new perspective on a country that is mostly identified with the events of 1994.

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