I’m out in Rwanda shooting a film for the Kigali Genocide Museum. It’s been a humbling and inspiring experience talking to survivors twenty years on after the 100 day genocide against the Tutsis when three quarters of them were slaughtered by friends and neighbours. Quite hard to believe it happened so recently walking round this bustling, modern city.
I’ve been filming at the Gisimba orphanage - during the genocide its Hutu owner hid over 400 people - he was a hero, risking his life. Men would lie on beds under sheets, and all the kids sat on top of them. They had to stay like that for 23 hours a day - terrifying. Miraculously most of them survived.
These are two of the survivors I've interviewed - no one else in their family survived. Amazing women - the mum still lives next door to the neighbours who killed her young kids when they went over for a playdate. She says she’s forgiven them - I don’t know how.
Moto taxis are definitely the way to get around town here
These are the mass graves within the museum where a quarter of a million Tutsis have been laid to rest.
If you’re looking for a sound man in East Africa Safali is your man -www.safalisound.rw- fantastic at his job and a lovely presence on set.