Two short films by young Rwandan filmmakers to premiere at the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut Kigali Liaison Office is hosting this evening the premiere of two short-films by young Rwandan filmmakers Aimé-Philbert Mbabazi and Samuel Karemangingo Ishimwe.

The screening is taking place at the Goethe-Instituts office in Kiyovu from 6:30PM.

Read each films synopsis below:

Crossing Lines

Directed by Karemangingo Ishimwe Samuel and Mbabazi Philbert (2009) | Original English version, 28 min.

The 20th commemoration week of the genocide starts in Kigali; Kayihura a young genocide survivor locks himself into his house haunted by the painful memories of the tragedy. One morning he opens his door to stranger bleeding to death following a suicide attempt, after discovering the identity and the reason of suicide of the latter, his relationship with the past will never be the same.

Mageragere City Dropout

Directed by Philbert Mbabazi (2009) | Original English version, 29 min.

Nizzo, a 23 years old slum robber, lives the last days of his three years in one of the slums in Kigali. His disappointment in the slums encourages him to go back to Mageragere, his native village in order to start over. Nizzo faces the past he fled and returns to his former girlfriend Gasaro. But Gasaro has grown up and has become more inaccessible. She has finished her high school studies and dates the only motorbike holder and shopkeeper in the whole village.

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