7 Days in Kigali

What happened in Rwanda in 1994 was not simply the spontaneous eruption of inter-ethnic hatred. It was planned genocide, on an industrial scale. Something that was prepared for at least a year in advance. Lists were made. Weapons were collected. RTLM radio spent months conditioning their audience to believe that one sector of their population represented a threat.

We follow several characters in different parts of the city, hour by hour, through that first crucial week when the massacre could have been averted. Using aerial reconstructions of Kigali and innovative CGI, we will criss-cross the city, switching from one character’s account to the other’s.


  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Production: Ladybirds
  • Director: MEHDI BA & JEREMY FREY
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France



  • Awards: Prize of the Youth Jury for Creative Documentaries (FIFDH Geneva) Festivals: FIFDH Geneva

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