Burundi, April 2015. Demonstrations against Pierre Nkurunziza's third term bring thousands of people to the streets of Bujumbura. A failed coup d'état further plunges the country into repression and violence. Whole families are fleeing the country.
Eddy, director, films the demonstrations, then the first exactions and the victims. His artistic and social commitment weakens his couple, dislocates his family, who decides to leave without him. Faced with the violence that is gaining ground, he will be forced to flee his country, too.
Refugee in Senegal, far from his family, he begins a long journey inside, caught in the images and memories of the crisis that shakes Burundi.
Nine months later, he goes in search of his children in Rwanda. On both sides of the border, he meets those who stayed in Burundi or chose the path of exile. Their stories, often fragmentary and brutal, show great uncertainty.
Documentary, 55' & 71', Burundi / Congo-Brazzaville / France / Belgium
Author and Director: Eddy Munyaneza
Coproduction: Traces du Sud - Senegal, Grands Lacs TV - Burundi, Néon Rouge - Belgium, TV Rennes 35 Bretagne, RTBF
With the participation of the CNC, the Region New-Aquitaine, the department of the Charente-Maritime, the Procirep - Société des producteurs and the Angoa, and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation