She Escaped Genocide in Her Homeland. Now, She Returns to Help | Short Film Showcase



When the Rwandan genocide broke out in 1994, Imana Truyers narrowly made it out of the country. She was sick with malaria in an infant orphanage when a nun was able to secure her adoption with a Belgian family.
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Two decades later, Truyers returned to her homeland for the first time. This short by Spencer MacDonald and Eva Verbeeck tells her story with beautiful animation and live-action vignettes, both of which give life to a country that is rebuilding and hopeful for the future.

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