57m / Feature / Documentary
The genocide in Rwanda, which took place from 6 April to 4 July 1994, was one of the cruellest events of the 20th century. The conflict took between 800,000 and a million lives, giving it the highest death rate per day of all genocides in history.
On a quiet road in Kigali, some of the first victims fell. Coincidentally, a British cameraman named Juan Reina was present at the time and captured the slaughter from the top of the French School. In this documentary, he returns to Kigali and talks to people who were involved, giving them a face in the process. Reina shows the footage, according to the film the only images of the massacre, to the survivors, who in turn try to identify the perpetrators. Iseta Behind the Roadblock is an attempt to tell the human story behind the cold casualty figures.
Directed by Juan Reina