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Rwanda, 2009
14 min
Two best friends divided by genocide. How do you forgive the murder of your family? Multi-awarded short on the price for peace.
In 1994 the fastest genocide in the history of the humankind took place in a small East African nation of Rwanda: almost one million Tutsis were killed. 

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.