Rwanda: Hope Rises

65 min - Canada Trevor Meier

Amidst growing Hutu-Tutsi tension in Rwanda, a couple meets and falls in love. During the 1994 genocide, Nicholas, a Hutu, managed to protect his wife Elsie - a Tutsi - from the murderous Hutu militias. Elsie assumes a false identity, and the two begin a dangerous journey to flee the country. When they finally cross into neighboring Congo, they discover their journey has only just begun. The film is about the story of a couple's struggle to survive the Rwandan genocide and their journey toward restoration healing in the years after their narrow escape.