Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame Du Nil) 2019

Atiq Rahimi | Rwanda 2019 | 1h33m | French and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles

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Thursday 26th November 2020

at 7:00 PM /

Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame Du Nil)


Atiq Rahimi’s hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Scholastique Mukasonga’s bestselling novel powerfully brings this true story to life. In Rwanda, 1973, a prestigious Catholic boarding school perched high on a hill is where teenage girls are groomed to become the Rwandan elite. Graduation is on the horizon; they share the same dormitory, the same dreams and concerns. But throughout the country as well as within the school, deep-seated antagonisms rumble. This film shows how class divisions, colonialism, and economic disparity interweaved and gave rise to 1994 genocide.

The screening is presented in partnership with Ayr Film Society.

Content warning: This film contains scenes of violence (incl. sexual violence) and nudity that some viewers may find disturbing. 

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Thursday 26th November 2020 / 7pm / Online

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