Two women after the genocide

Sunday, April 15

Birds Are Singing in Kigali from the section “Human Rights in Cinema” was screened at Beyoğlu Sineması with the participation of one of the directors Joanna Kos-Krauze. The film looks at the refugee crisis from a point of view unusual to cinema and it is Krzysztof Krauze’s final film he made with his wife before he died. The director answered the questions from the audience and talked about the two women who are in the center of the story: “I lived in Rwanda and South Africa for a few years. I spent time with these women who were affected by the genocide. Do these victims want to spend time together? Sometimes they don’t want to be together because when they are, they remember what they’ve been through. We also wanted to show it from the witness’s perspective because we were trying to show the post-traumatic stress that the victims were suffering from. Sometimes the victims lose sense of perspective. They may grasp the present time, the past and the future in an intermingled form. Or they constantly go through flashbacks. We wanted to show all these things with this film.”