Kumva – Which Comes from Silence

Quietly and discreetly, the French director Sarah Mallégol follows a group of thirty-something protagonists who survived the 1994 Rwanda genocide as children. They have no memory of the events – neither those whose fathers were murdered nor those whose parents were responsible. A confrontation begins: focused conversations between generations which, captured by a gentle camera, are meant to cautiously break the long silence – in order to be able to understand, process and mourn.

Producer: Sara Mallégol


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Production Company: Vertical Production
Duration: 108 min.
Country of Production: France

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: French, Kinyarwanda
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • DOK Leipzig Documentary Film Festival
    International Competition Documentary Film


Children & Youth, Human Interest / Social Issues