Let the Devil Sleep: Rwanda 20 Years After Genocide
Documentary: Let the Devil Sleep is the story of four individual’s unlikely journey of confession, forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Keywords: Rwanda, reconciliation, Commission for Justice and Peace, genocide, violence, justice
Target Audience: 12-15 Years 16+ years
Curriculum Subjects: Civic Social and Political Education English
Available Formats: Documentary From the Developing World Video Clip
Published on April 3, 2014
The damage inflicted by the genocide went beyond the loss of life. It left the country violently divided and highly traumatised. Towns and villages were split between those who took part in the genocide and those who lost family members.
Such was the brutality of those 100 days that long after the killing had ended, the question remained: how could the people of Rwanda ever be reconciled?
The film tells the story of how Trócaire’s partner the Commission for Justice and Peace helped to bring together perpetrators and survivors of the genocide, building reconciliation between them.
Filmed on location in Gikongoro and Kigali, Rwanda, January and February 2014, Let the Devil Sleep is the work of Alan Whelan, Eoghan Rice and Elena Hermosa.