30.09. - 09.10.2021

Imbabazi - The Pardon Rwanda 2013 | 73 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

Joel Karekezi

Joel Karakezi (*1985) survived the Ruandan genocide. His short film The Pardon (2010) won several prizes. In 2010, he participated in the Talent Campus at the Berlinale. Imbabazi – The Pardon is his debut feature.

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Ruanda 1994. Manzi and Karemera are inseparable best friends. Then the president is murdered and the country is plunged into an appalling civil war between the majority Hutus and the Tutsis which also calls the friendship into question. Manzi has to choose between friendship and family and Karemera pays a terrible price. 15 years after the genocide, Karemera learns that Manzi is to be released from prison and tries everything he can to reverse this decision. Manzi is wracked with remorse about what he has done. Is his guilt too great to be forgiven?

Screening on 02.10. and 04.10. in attendance of:
Joel Karekezi (Director)

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Original title: Imbabazi - The Pardon
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Joel Karekezi
Screenplay: Joel Karekezi, Casey Schroen
Cast: Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce, Wilson Egessa, Rehema Nanfuka, Brenda Ibarah, Benjamin Abemigisha
Producer: Joel Karekezi, Casey Schroen, Véronique Doumbé
Director of Photography: Jack Elliott
Music: Ioannis Kourtis
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Editor: Véronique Doumbé
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Karekezi Film, Ndolo Films LLC


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