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 Rwanda: from Ashes to Miracle

Rwanda: from Ashes to Miracle

A Short film by Sonia Rolland

Produced by Bagan Films

Production year : 2014


    Through the eyes of Sonia Rolland, a first-person documentary about the actress' country of birth: Rwanda. This small Central African country, sadly famous for having been the territory of one of the most extensive genocides in history, in twenty years has become one of the hopes of the African continent. Indeed, all the development indices (economy, health, education) are clearly progressing, the country is unified and peaceful, and its leaders' objective is to make Rwanda the Singapore of Africa. Therefore, a question arises, how is this possible? How did Rwanda go from genocidal horror to being the good pupil of the black continent? What policy has been pursued to achieve this result? Sonia Rolland interviews the different actors and observers of this new Rwanda: ministers, journalists, farmers, foreign experts. This documentary finally brings a fresh look at this country that has achieved a surprising reconstruction.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Bagan Films

    Foreign production company :

    Animal's Prod

    Co-production :

    So Mad Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Next Film Distribution



    • Cinéma d’Alès (France, 2015)
    • Les Médiatiques (Orléans, France, 2015)
    • Vues d’Afrique (Montreal, Canada, 2015)
    • Terra Festival (Guadeloupe, France, 2015)
    • Deauville Green Awards (France, 2015)
    • Lumières d’Afrique – Audience Award (France, 2015)
    • Africlap (Toulouse, France, 2016)


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    Short film

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    Education, Society, Justice

    Production language :

    French, English, Kinyarwanda

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    53 min 41 seconds

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