The Faces We Lost

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 1min
  • Directed by: Piotr Cieplak
  • Language: Kinyarwanda / English
  • UK release: 25 October 2017

Documentary on the use of photographs by Rwandans to remember and commemorate their 1994 genocide lost loved ones.

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The Faces We Lost (dir. Piotr Cieplak, 2017)

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda claimed almost a million lives in just 100 days.

Many Rwandans remember their loved ones through images of life, not death, the surviving images are precious objects, with so many destroyed and lost forever.

The Faces We Lost follows nine Rwandans (survivors, relatives of victims and professional memory-makers), who guide us through their stories and share their experiences, remembrance and images.

We are joined by the film’s director, Piotr Cieplak, for a Q&A after the screening.

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