2014 Edition's Long Narrative

The Pardon (Imbabazi)

The Pardon (Imbabazi)

  • Section :Long Narrative
  • Country :Rwanda
  • Production Year :2013
  • Runtime: 73 Minutes

    Director: Joel Karekezi

    Screenwriters: Casey Schroen, Joel Karekezi

    Cinematographer: Jack Elliott 

    Editor: Veronique Doumbe

    Music Composer: Ioannis Kourtis 

    Cast: Wilson Egessa, Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce, Rehema Nanfuka, Brenda Ibarah, Benjamin Abemigisha

    Print Source: imbabazifilm@gmail.com 

    Synopsis: Best friends Manzi and Karemera find themselves on opposing sides in Rwanda’s ethnic civil war, with Tutsi Karemera’s family paying a horrific price for Manzi’s allegiance to his Hutu heritage. When Manzi is released from prison fifteen years later, his return reopens old wounds. Filmmaker Joel Karekezi draws from his own experience as a survivor of Rwanda’s violence in creating this moving account of two former friends who must contend with the unimaginable horrors in their past.

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