Item - 100 DAYS

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100 DAYS

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96 mins
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Director: Nick Hughes:Rwanda/UK, 2001.
Language: Rwandese and English with English or French subtitles
This powerful film focuses on the lives of two young Tutsis and their families during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, in which 800 000 Tutsis were murdered by Hutus. The film was shot in 1999 among the breathtaking hills and forests of Kibuye where many of the atrocities actually happened. “100 days”, first fiction film to depict the Rwandan genocide, critiques the roles of both Rwandans and international organizations such as the UN, the French state and the Catholic Church during the massacres. Hughes had already worked for years as a cameraman making documentaries about Rwanda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt. He wanted to make this film in order to tell the stories of what he personally witnessed so that the story of the genocide could be as widely understood as possible. This film is discussed in article in Journal of African Cinemas 2(1): 49-63. The Rwandan Genocide and the bestiality of representation in 100 DAYS (2001) and SHOOTING DOGS (2005) by Piotr A. Cieplak.

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