11 min. / Drama
Director: NIYONSABA Cynthia
Writer: KIMVUIDI Rudy
Synopsis: Moma is a young man who dreams of being an architect to build a better life for himself and his family.
nothing’s the same
10 min. / Drama
Director: KAMUNTU Linda
Writer: HAZIZIMANA Lyse Elsie
Synopsis: Anémone, a girl raised with strict Christian values, must deal with a harsh new reality on the eve of her wedding.
10 min. / Drama
Director / Writer: MAHORO Ginette
Synopsis: Congolese refugees camped out in the city of Bujumbura are either ignored or feared by those who pass by. One day. a five dollar bill forces these worlds to collide in unexpected ways.
11 min / Thriller
Director / Writer : RUYUKU Didier Armand
Synopsis: An aspiring university student moves to Bujumbura from the countryside and has to deal with a dangerous living situation.
Kivumvu: basket boy
12 min. / Drama
Director: NZITONDA Pacifique
Writer: BAKUNDUKIZE Abdul Karim
Synopsis: A ten-year-old boy named Kivumvu (Kirundi for “basket”) searches for the origins of his often mocked name.
22 mins / Documentary
Directors: Christopher Redmond and Jessie Thomson
Writers: Christopher Redmond and Jessie Thomson
Synopsis: In 1972, civil war and ethnic massacres forced hundreds of thousands of Burundians from their homes. Most fled to Tanzania, where they would live as refugees for generations. Thirty six-years later, they are finally finding a place to call home. Home Free follows three Burundian families; one has chosen to become citizens of Tanzania, another has chosen to return to Burundi and a third has resettled to Canada. The film takes you on their journey and explores efforts to bring an end to one of Africa's most prolonged refugee situations.
The Return of Old Kabura
7 min. / Drama
Director: MGENDAKUMANA Patrick
Writer: NIYOMWUNGERE Evrard
Synopsis: An 82-year-old refugee comes home to Burundi and tries to rebuild his life after 38 years in exile.
6 min. / Drama
Director: NTIRAMPEBA Aster
Writer: MUHIRE Francis
Synopsis: A porter in Bujumbura tries to make a name for himself by working for a slaughterhouse.
9 min. / Drama
Director: SONGORE Natcha
Writer: MUGEMANURO Franck
Synopsis: Lionel sells out his family and friends in a desperate attempt to move to Canada.
9 min. / Thriller
Director: ARAKAZA Angelo
Writer: N’SHOMBO IRANGA Ella
Synopsis: A young woman's foray into prostitution bring shocking consequences to her family.
Knock Knock (Who’s Dead?)
11 min. / Comedy
Director: NZEYIMANA Grâce
Writer: EMERIMANA Fabrice
Synopsis: A morbid comedy following one man's botched attempts to earn a living by collecting the dead.