Film: Sometimes in April
This award-winning film recounts in chilling detail what it was like for a Tutsi family to live through the Rwandan genocide of 1994. An excerpt from the film’s dialogue:
Jeanne: It’s happening, isn’t it?
[Looks silently at an equally silent Augustin before angrily returning to preparing dinner]
Jeanne: I should never have listened to you! We should have left a long time ago for Kenya or for Senegal, I don’t know, but…!
Augustin: I’m in the military. This is our home.
Jeanne: Yes, but tell me: how can I call this home when I’m living in constant fear, Augustin? I already lost most of my family in ’92. There’s only us now.
Augustin: I can’t just get up and run! Abandon everything? What?
Jeanne: We should have brought Anne-Marie back sooner!
Augustin: She’s safer in the countryside than in Kigali. Come on!
Jeanne: [Snaps in frustration] Come on, wake up!… Nobody is safe in this country!