The story centers on two brothers: Honoré Butera, working for Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, and Augustin Muganza, a captain in the Rwandan army (married to a Tutsi woman with whom he has two sons, Yves-André and Marcus), who bear witness to the killing of close to over a million people in 100 days while becoming divided by politics and losing some of their own family. The film depicts the attitudes and circumstances leading up to the outbreak of brutal violence, the intertwining stories of people struggling to survive the genocide, and the aftermath as the people try to find justice and reconciliation.



Director : Raoul Peck
Written by : Raoul Peck
Director of photography : Éric Guichard
Edited by: Jacques Comets
Soundtrack : Bruno Coulais
Country of origin : États-Unis, France
Broadcasted : the 17th of February 2005 on HBO and the 22nd of February 2008 on Arte
Produced by : CINEFACTO, HBO Films, Velvet Film, thinkfilm


Idris Elba : Augustin Muganza
Carole Karemera : Jeanne
Pamela Nomvete : Martine
Oris Erhuero : Honoré Muganza Butera
Fraser James : Xavier
Debra Winger : Prudence Bushnell


2006 : NAACP Image Award, best actor in a dramatic TV Program
2006 : NAACP Image Award best TV Program
2006 : Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Specials
2006 : Television Critics Association Award Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
2006 : Satellite Award Outstanding Motion Picture Made for Television
2006 : Black Movie Award Outstanding Television Movie


2006 : AFI Awards : TV Programm of the year
2005 : Festival international du Film de Durban : Meilleur film