THE PARDON tells a story of two once best friends, Manzi and Karemera, who become divided along the political and tribal lines by the conflict. After joining the extremist Hutu militia Manzi kills Karemera's family.
Fifteen years later, among the countrywide efforts for reconciliation, Karemera finds himself unable to forgive Manzi for his crimes and tries to find evidence which could implicate Manzi in the planning of the Tutsi genocide. Is true reconciliation possible? What price are we willing to pay for peace? This is a story about overcoming loss and the long windy road to forgiveness.
A festival hit (Durban, Nairobi, Addis, etc.), THE PARDON won the Gold Impala at Amakula Film Festival (Uganda) the and the Best ShortFilm Award at the Silicon Valley African Festival.