Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 2007
Nous sommes tous Rwandais (We Are All Rwandans)
Titre original : Twese Turi Abanyarwanda
Pays concerné : Rwanda
Durée : 25 minutes
Genre : société
Type : fiction

Français

Trois ans ont passés depuis le génocide, et le Rwanda regarde vers le futur. Elèves Nyange School, Hélène, Valens, Séraphine et Emmauel sont amis sans que leur origine hutue et tutsie aient de l’importance : ils font du sport ensemble et profitent de la vie comme des adolescents normaux, encouragés par leur professeur Murigande à s’élever aux dessus des conséquences des atrocités de 1994. Mais le 18 mars 1997, des rebelles attaquent l’école, résolus à perpétrer un massacre afin de destabiliser la fragile paix régnant au Rwanda. Les amis se retrouvent seuls et sans défense, et font face à la décision de leur vie : se séparer et trahir leur amis Tutsis – ou tout risquer en restant ensemble.
We Are All Rwandans (Nous sommes tous Rwandais) est une histoire vraie, jouée avec le soutien des élèves survivants, et filmée dans les murs de l’école de Nyange school à l’Ouest du Rwanda.

RWANDA/UK / 2007 / 25 mins
Langue : Kinyarwanda
Réal. : Debs Gardner-Paterson
Producteurs: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Sven Pannell
Scénaristes : Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Debs Gardner-Paterson

Acteurs principaux : Gladys Uwera, Kennedy Mazimpaka, Solange Umuhire, Sonia Uwimbabazi, Viateur Munderere

Le blog : rwandashortfilm.blogspot.com

English

Three years have passed since the genocide, and Rwanda is looking to the future. In Nyange school, students Helene, Valens, Seraphine and Emmauel are friends regardless of their Hutu and Tutsi backgrounds: they play sports, match-make and enjoy life like normal teenagers, encouraged by their teacher Murigande to address the issues resulting from 1994’s atrocities. But on March 18th 1997, rebels attack the school, bent on massacre and destabilising Rwanda’s fragile peace. The friends find themselves alone and defenseless, and faced with the decision of their lives: separate and betray their Tutsi friends – or risk everything to stand together. We Are All Rwandans is a true story, dramatised with the help of surviving students, and filmed on location in Nyange school in western Rwanda.

RWANDA/UK / 2007 / 25 mins
Language: Kinyarwanda
Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson
Producers: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Sven Pannell
Screenwriters: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Debs Gardner-Paterson
Principal Cast: Gladys Uwera, Kennedy Mazimpaka, Solange Umuhire, Sonia Uwimbabazi, Viateur Munderere
Genre: Drama
Short


If you would like to order a copy of We Are All Rwandans on DVD (which comes as a double disk set with the DVD – french & english subtitles – and the beautiful original soundtrack on CD), please contact us. The usual price is £8 (of which £5 goes to school sponsorship and the fund to support survivors of the Nyange attack in Rwanda), plus £2 p&p.

Either contact Debs direct if you have her details or use the form at www.catsiye.com
(under’contact’)

Production Blog: rwandashortfilm.blogspot.com

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

2008 | Bend Film Festival | BEND (Oregon), Usa | 9-12 Oct
* Selection

2008 | Non-Violence International Film Festival | Cambridge, Ontario, Canada | September
* Selection

2008 | LA Shorts | LOS ANGELES, Usa
* Selection

2008 | Jacksonville Film Festival | JACKSONVILLE, USa | From May 15-21st | www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com
* Selection [Programme:’the Short of It’]
* Selection [Programme: »Black Cinema »]
* Selection [Programme:’World of Docs’]
2008 | Cannes International Film Festival | CANNES, France | from May 14th-26th | www.shortfilmcorner.com
* Registered: Short Film Corner

2008 | Phoenix Film Festival | http://phoenixfilmfestival.org/pages/story-view.php?id=418
* Best World Cinema Short

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