Commemorate Rwanda’s Genocide Victims By Watching ‘Mama Rwanda’

April 6, 2021

April 7th is recognized by the United Nations as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. The MPI-supported documentary Mama Rwanda honors the strength of the Rwandan people, telling the story of two mothers using entrepreneurship to transform post-genocide Rwanda into one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world.

The film follows Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, who have traded subsistence living for a life of business innovation—sparking enlightenment and controversy in their communities.

You can watch Mama Rwanda on CuriosityStream.

This compelling documentary short from MPI filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson has been featured by CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post, and HuffPost. An award-winning documentarian, Laura teaches storytelling and documentary at American University’s School of Communication and is set to lead MPI’s Documentary Storytelling Workshop as part of our Documentary Development and Production Lab beginning this month.

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