In the Tall Grass
In the Tall Grass tells the story of Rwanda’s search for redemption after genocide as the country sits down to reckon with the horror in a network of informal, community courts called gacaca.
The films follows a genocide survivor named Joanita Mukarusanga through this historic process as she confronts the neighbor she says killed her family and the community that sanctioned their murders. That neighbor, Anastase Butera, admits to witnessing the murders, but says he never killed anyone during the genocide’s hundred days of terror.
With unprecedented access, In the Tall Grass explores universal themes of justice in post-conflict societies and the challenges countries like Rwanda face in attempting the transition from a violent past to peaceful future. Through the experiences of Joanita and Anastase, the film illustrate how the genocide and the ideology the propelled it continue to play a dangerous and destabilizing role in the country that if left unaddressed, threaten to one day plunge Rwanda back into chaos. Though justice is the ingredient needed to help Rwanda secure its future, few know whether it can be achieved through gacaca in communities where so many killers still reside.
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