Balthasar

After Years of Walking

After the genocide of 1994, the Rwandan government temporarily suspended history from the school curriculum. The characters in After Years of Walking - children, teachers, genocide killers, students and historians - all find themselves in an uncertain zone between the old history and a new one. The filmmaker found a historical film made in 1959 by Belgian missionaries. She took this film back to Rwanda in 2002 as an entry point into Rwanda's search for history.
Credits

37 min. / Beta SP (shooting format: DV-cam) / 2003

French and Kinyarwanda spoken, with English subtitles

 

Director/producer: Sarah Vanagt

Cinematographer: Annemarie Lean-Vercoe

Sound recordist: Pauline Simonet

Editor: Sarah Metcalfe

Sound design: Robert Prynne

Music: Tradi-musiciens (Rwanda)

Produced by National Film and Television School, UK