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A Love Letter to My Country

Year: 2006, 36 mins
Code: RFI-Love

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Twenty-one year old Marta falls in love with Rukundo, but their love seems doomed by impossibility and intolerance. They find themselves asking if, in post-genocide Rwanda, two people from different sides of the conflict can live and love together.

Dushimirimana Thierry is a filmmaker based in Rwanda where he has done work for the Rwanda Film Festival. In his film, A Love Letter to My Country (2006), a Tutsi survivor falls in love with a Hutu man from a family involved in the genocide against the Tutsi. The film screened at serval international film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2011, earning Dushimirimana international acclaim. 

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