A Love Letter to my Country

  • A Love Letter to my Country
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2006
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 34 (in minutes)

Twenty-one-year-old Marta falls in love with Rukundo, a choir leader. 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. Or is it too soon ?

Set in the present, A Love Letter to My Country follows the burgeoning love affair between Marta, 21, a Tutsi who lost her family during the genocide, and Rukundo, 27, a Hutu with family members serving jail sentences for participating in the genocide. 

Thierry Dushimirimana, Rwanda 2006, 34 min, BetaSP, English and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles, rated 15


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