The Notebooks of Memory
Part 3 of the Gacaca Trilogy
On a lush green Rwandan hillside, remedy more than a decade after the 1994 genocide wiped out the Tutsi population, the small rural community of Gafumba finally gathers on the grass over and over again for the Gacaca trials, a unique experiment in justice meant to bring unity back to this nation. In “THE NOTEBOOKS OF MEMORY,” the third film of the trilogy, Anne Aghion spends three years following the process, as a tribunal of local citizen-judges weighs survivor accounts of the massacres against the testimony of perpetrators who barter confessions for reduced prison sentences. Survivors and perpetrators have been living together for several years now, and the beginning of the trials mark the end of a long wait for justice and reconciliation.
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