What lies hidden beneath the surface

For EO

How real is reconciliation?

‘We are Rwandans now, no longer Hutu or Tutsi,’ Migi, Hubert and Ndoli say, twenty years after the genocide. The APR FC football players are preparing for the match of the year. All three struggle with their past. Rwanda seems like a success story, but fear of the regime and mutual distrust simmer beneath the surface. How real is reconciliation? The stadium nearly explodes when APR, the team of the army, faces Rayon sports, the team of the people. Clearly there is more at stake. How far does the regime reach? Or is there hope for more freedom and, possibly, an open dialogue?

FC Rwanda premiered at IDFA 2013 and was shown all over the world, from Vancouver to Tokyo, from Doha to Brazil.