The films of Rwandan director Daddy Ruhorahoza

“Confession” is a 17 minute long short film by Rwandan filmmaker Daddy Ruhorahoza, about a rape that happened during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, told through the perspective of the rapist 13 years later. (See a clip here.)

I first saw his film on an online film festival (the film has been taken down), and had the same strong reaction when I first saw “Kare Kare Zvako,” Tsitsi Dangarembga’s parable on modern Zimbabwe. I expect a lot from this director. (He also worked on Lee Isaac Chang’s film about the genocide, “Munyurangabo.”)

In the videos embedded here–filmed during a screening at a festival in Mexico City–Daddy talks about the film.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country.

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