Forgiven Not Forgotten 2022
Emmanuel Nturanyenabo / 12 mins / Kinyarwanda / Rating 15
Content Notes: This film contains themes that some may find distressing, including references to genocide, rape and kidnapping.
Francois was afraid and ashamed to stand in front of Benoit to confess his role in the genocide. Benoit was angry and wished to take revenge and kill Francois. When Francois got the courage to ask for forgiveness, Benoit had forgiven him as a way to secure the future of the children.
Part of the Scottish Documentary Institute's East African Stories programme, in partnership with Docubox and British Council.
This film is free to watch and is geo-blocked to the UK region only.
About the Director
Emmanuel Nturanyenabo was born on 7th July 1987 and is an African film director, producer, and screenwriter based in Rwanda. He joined Cinema in 2012 because he enjoys telling stories.
After graduating from university in 2011, Emmanuel attended several film workshops such as Maisha Film Lab, Rwanda Media Projects, and other such opportunities through film festivals. Since 2013 he has participated in various film projects, such as Umutoma (feature) as Script Advisor, Stereotypes (short) as Producer and Director, Disconnected (short) as Art Director, and Ikorosi/the Corner (short) as Director and Producer. Many of the films were nominated at various festivals, such as Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), Luxor African Film Festival (Egypt), Durban International Film Festival (South Africa), Cefalu Film Festival (Italy), NewFilmMakers Los Angeles, and others.
In 2017 Emmanuel was the Festival Programmer of Rwanda Film Festival. That year he discovered his gifts and strengths in filmmaking and quit his 9-to-5 job to focus on filmmaking. He then founded Teebah Film Village, a company that produces documentaries and fiction films to tell life-changing stories.
Emmanuel, nicknamed Noah, is a film-producing mentor at Rwanda Media Project, a film training programme for Rwandan filmmakers and media enthusiasts implemented by the non-profit organization media education babelsberg GmbH, supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In 2021, he wrote and directed I Bwiza, his debut feature film produced by Clemence Nahimana, which will be submitted at various global film festivals for African Films.
Friday 11th November 2022 / 6pm for 10 days / Online
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