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Our Lady of the Nile

Notre-Dame Du Nil

France, Belgium, Rwanda 2019 Fiction cor 93 min.

Rwanda, 1973. Our Lady of the Nile is a prestigious Catholic boarding school perched high on a hill, where teenage girls are groomed to be the Rwandan elite. Graduation on the horizon, the girls, whether Hutu or Tutsi, share the same dormitory, the same dreams and concerns. But throughout the country as well as within the school, deep-seated antagonisms rumble, changing these young girls’ lives —and the entire nation— forever. Deeply symbolic images hint at the genocidal violence that would later engulf the entire country in 1994. The film is an adaptation of Our Lady of the Nile, written by Tutsi author Scholastique Mukasonga.

Winner of the Crystal Bear of the Generation 14plus section at Berlin International Film Festival.

France Belgium Rwanda awarded films youth literary adaptation history


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