Imfura Film

Ishimwe Samuel | Rwanda 2017 | 36m | Kinyarwanda with English subtitles | 15



In Kinyarwanda ‘Imfura’ means first-born, the noble one, gentleman. Gisa, a young man, travels to his mother’s village. He never got to know her, since she disappeared in the genocide. Gisa wants to comprehend, to remember, so he meets those who remain. Much has changed. Various chants and rituals guide him in his search. The memory is inside him, the midwife says, has always been with him. He is not alone. He is alone however when he is suddenly forced to choose a position in a fight over an inheritance, a shell of a house. The ruins represent the visible remains of the genocide.

This film is screening as part of Rwanda in Focus.

Included Films

Past Showings

Edinburgh / Thu 31 Oct 2019 / 7.15pm
Free but ticketed / Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square / Book Now