Fiction, 36 min.
Coproduction with Swiss-based foreign director


by Samuel Ishimwe

Switzerland / Rwanda, February 2018

Gisa goes to the village of Nkora, native to his mother who disappeared during the genocide. He finds himself in the midst of a family conflict over the fate of the ruins of a house his mother had built. Caught between the contradictions of a changing society, Gisa, who is almost the same age as the new Rwanda, seeks to rediscover his share of the collective memory of a past that belongs to him, but also so far away.


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Directed by: Samuel Ishimwe
Written by:

World Premiere: February 2018
Original Version: African languages (french/english subtitles), colour, DCP, 36 min.


Production: Haute école d'art et de design - Genève, Imitana Productions
Producer: Jean Perret, Samuel Ishimwe

Cinematography: Samuel Ishimwe
Editing: Samuel Ishimwe
Location Sound Mix: Eugène Safali
Sound Editing: Samuel Ishimwe
Sound Design: Samuel Ishimwe
Rerecording Sound Mix: Philippe Ciompi
Lighting: Audace Irafasha

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Moses Mwizerwa
Hadija Nyirababikira
Yves Kijyana

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World Rights: Haute école d'art et de design - Genève

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Distribution Switzerland: Haute école d'art et de design - Genève

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  • Berlin, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Silberner Bär Preis der Jury (Kurzfilm) 2018