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Imbabazi: The Pardon

Imbabazi: The Pardon

Directors: Joel Karekezi
Rwanda
73 min
World Cinema
Spotlight Africa

Synopsis:
Best friends Manzi and Karemera find themselves on opposing sides in Rwanda’s ethnic civil war, with Tutsi Karemera’s family paying a horrific price for Manzi’s allegiance to his Hutu heritage. When Manzi is released from prison fifteen years later, his return re-opens old wounds. Filmmaker Joel Karekezi draws from his own experience as a survivor of Rwanda’s violence in creating this moving account of two former friends who must contend with the unimaginable horrors in their past.

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Producer: Joel KAREKEZI, Casey SCHROEN & Veronique N. DOUMBE

Principal Cast: Prince Atiku Okuyo Joel & Wilson Egessa

Film Format: DCP

Show Times

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Joel Karekezi

Biography

Joel Karakezi is a Rwandan genocide survivor. In 2008 he received a diploma certificate in film directing from Cinecours. In 2009 he attended the Maisha Film Lab for screenwriting. Afterward, he directed his short film THE PARDON, which won the Golden Impala Award at the Amakula Film Festival in Uganda and won the 2010 award for Best Short Film at the Silicon
Valley African Film Festival. THE PARDON was screened at the Kenya International Film Festival, the Zanzibar International Film Festival, the Durban International Film Festival, and the Images That Matter Short Film Festival in Ethiopia. In 2010 he attended the Berlinale Talent Campus in Germany. From April to October 2010 he worked on his feature script IMBABAZI:
THE PARDON with Columbia University and Maisha Film Lab Mentorship program. He received a development award from the Göteborg International Film Festival Fund for his first
feature film IMBABAZI: THE PARDON. The following year, he received a post-production award from the Global Film Initiative for the same film. Recently his script THE MERCY OF
THE JUNGLE won the CFI Award for the Most Promising Audiovisual Project at Durban FilmMart 2012. He recently started his own production company, Karekezi Film Production, in Rwanda

Screenplay: Joel KAREKEZI & Casey SCHROEN

Producer: Joel KAREKEZI, Casey SCHROEN & Veronique N. DOUMBE

Editor: Veronique N. DOUMBE

Principal Cast: Prince Atiku Okuyo Joel & Wilson Egessa

Production Companies: KAREKEZI FILM PRODUCTION & NDOLO FILM LLC.

Sponsors
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences