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A documentary about how Rwandans use personal and family photographs to remember and commemorate the loved ones they lost in the 1994 genocide.

The Rwandan genocide claimed almost a million lives in just 100 days. The world stood by as men, women and children were being hacked to death by machetes. When the international community finally decided it was time to pay attention, it did so through memorable photographs of mutilated bodies and seas of nameless refugees. But many Rwandans remember their loved ones through images of life, not death: a passport or I.D. card photo, an unguarded snap taken in the garden or a group portrait from a wedding or a baptism.

The Faces We Lost follows nine Rwandans (survivors, relatives of victims and professional memory-makers), who guide us through their stories and share their experiences, remembrance and images. It is the first documentary to explore the many functions of these priceless photographs, and one of the few films to engage with Rwandans as users of images, rather than simply their subjects.

The Faces We Lost screened widely on the international film festival circuit, but this is its Brighton premiere.

Followed by a Q&A with the director and Claver Irakoze – one of the people from the film.

https://www.faceswelostfilm.com

This screening is generously supported by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex.



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Dates & Times

  • Tuesday 04 September, 2018
    6:00pm – 7:30pm

Tickets

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60 minute film followed by a 30 minute Q&A
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