Duhozanye – The Widows Of Rwanda

Karoline Frogner

Norway 2011, 52 mins

A group of genocide survivors has established an organisation consisting of both Hutu and Tutsi widows. The film tracks the functions of Duhozanye and we are witnesses to both the brutal genocide recollections of the widows and the subsequent open-air courts at one point, in the Norwegian filmmaker Katrine Frogner’s documentary Duhozanye – The Widows of Rwanda, we are told that one no longer asks whether the man or woman in front of
you is Hutu or Tutsi. “We are all Rwandans now,” we are told. This sentence is more or less the only glimpse of hope in an otherwise very exhausting and sometimes nauseating film.


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