Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 1996
Crossroads [real: Molenaar & van Wijk]
Pays concerné : Tanzanie
Durée : 60 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : documentaire

Français

Le film analyse l’impact socio-économique de la brutale hausse de la population de Benaco (Tanzanie) où les routes venant de l’Ouganda croisent celles qui viennent du Kenya au Zaire (via le Rwanda). En 1994, des milliers de corps flottent dans le fleuve Kagera. En quelques jours, fuyant les conséquences du génocide hutu contre les Tustis et Hutus démocrates, près d’un demi million de réfugiés s’installent ici.

un film de Hillie Molenaar & Joop van Wijk
55 minutes | couleur | 1996

English

Examines the socio-economic impact of the unexpected growth of Benaco, Tanzania, where roads from Uganda cross those that run from Kenya to Zaire (via Rwanda). In 1994, thousands of bodies came floating down the Kagera River. Within days, half a million refugees had settled there.

At an intersection of roads from Uganda to Tanzania and from Kenya via Rwanda to Zaire, some half million refugees from Tutsi-Hutu violence stream in to create a boomtown called Benaco. The newcomers whose roles in the Rwandan genocide are unknown mean big business and a wave of petty crime. A single white wedding dress, rented out to refugee brides, becomes an emblem of innocence and hope painting a remarkable portrait of humanity uprooted, but still striving for some semblance of home.

Holland 1997 60min 35mm
Dirs: H Molenaar & J van Wijk


FESTIVALS / AWARDS

1997 | Dutch Academy Awards 1997
* Gouden Beeld Best Social Political Documentary
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