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35e 16 > 25.07.2021

Imbabazi : Le Pardon

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Screened as part of the official programmes of Chicago and Hamburg, this debut feature film by Joel Karekezi is a new, extended version of his successful short film The Pardon. It tells a bleak story: Manzi is freed at the end of his 15-year sentence for his part in the Rwandan genocide. His former best friend is determined that Manzi pay the full price for his crimes.

  • fiction
  • RW
  • 2013 | 77 min. | Colour
  • Language : English | Kinyarwanda |
  • Subtitles :
Cast & Crew
Joel Karekezi
Jack Elliott
Veronique Doumbe
Ioannis Kourtis
Matt Perry Thomas
Wilson Egessa
Joel Okuyo Atiku Prynce
Rehema Nanfuka
Brenda Ibarah
Veronique Doumbe
Casey Schroen
Joel Karekezi
Karekezi Film Production
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Joel Karekezi

2008 Diploma in film directing from Québec’s CinéCours

2009 Trained in screenwriting at Maisha Film Lab, Uganda
2009 The Pardon (first short, awarded at Amakula in Uganda and Silicon Valley African Film Festival in California)
2009 Les jeunes à la poursuite du travail (short)
2009 Survivor
2010 Ntukazime Nararokotse
2013 Invitation at La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes
2018 The Mercy of the Jungle (Grand Prix, Fespaco 2019)

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Conception: Asphalte Design - Développement: Bluesystem