14.9. Friday

18:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Eddy Munyaneza;

Burundi/Frankreich/Belgien 2018;

OF m. dt. UT; DCP; 70 min.

Burundi, April 2015. Demonstrations against Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term bring thousands of people to the streets of Bujumbura. A failed coup d’état further plunges the country into repression and violence. Whole families are fleeing the country. Eddy, director, films the demonstrations, then the first exactions and the victims. His artistic and social commitment weakens his couple, dislocates his family, who decides to leave without him. Faced with the violence that is gaining ground, he will be forced to flee his country, too. Refugee in Senegal, far from his family, he begins a long journey inside, caught in the images and memories of the crisis that shakes Burundi. Nine months later, he goes in search of his children in Rwanda. On both sides of the border, he meets those who stayed in Burundi or chose the path of exile. Their stories, often fragmentary and brutal, show great uncertainty.
In cooperation with the iz3w as part of its iz3w-on-Tour series for its 50th anniversary and africologne.

With filmmaker Eddy Munyaneza and Bob Rugurika, director of Burundi’s Radio Publique Africaine and initiator of the IWACU diaspora news platform in attendance.

Presented by Martina Backes (iz3w)