100 DAYS

A local Hutu official is persuaded to implement
the government's policy against the Tutsi: To
completely wipe them out. Josette, a beautiful
young Tutsi girl struggles to survive the killing by
taking refuge in a church, supposedly protected
by the UNO forces. Meanwhile, Josette's brother
is hunted down and murdered and her boyfriend
rescued by the rebels. But the Hutu Catholic
priest betrays Josette's family and only agrees to
spare her life is to submit to the nightly
violations. By the time she is reunited with her
boyfriend, neither of them can face the brutal
reality of their situation: she is pregnant and
bears the priest's child, which she immediately
abandons. 100 Days was shot in Kibuye, the
beautiful landscape had been the back drop to
some of the worst atrocities in 1994. In Kibuye
Church, the site of an actual massacre, Rwanda
actors played killers and victims that were only
too familiar to them.

  • Nick Hughes
  • Eric Kabera
  • Nick Hughes
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 38 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    999,000 USD
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Director Biography - Nick Hughes

Nick Hughes was born in 1961. He worked for 14 years as a cameraman for BBC news documentaries, witnessing first-hand the political and social events that unfolded in Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. It is from his experience and the testimony of survivors, that his feature film debut 100 Days (2000) was conceived.

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Director Statement

In 1994, Josette, a beautiful, young Tutsi girl and her family struggle to survive the Rwandan government's genocidal policy by taking refuge in a church supposedly protected by UN forces. Meanwhile, Josette's brother is murdered in an attempt to escape the rebel army. 100 Days was shot in a Kibuye church, the site of an actual massacre. Four Rwandan investors joined producer Eric Kabera, who lost 32 of his own family members, and Nick Hughes to make this powerful monument to the Rwandan genocide.