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Francois was afraid and ashamed to stand in front of Benoit to confess his role in the genocide. Benoit was angry and wished to take revenge and kill Francois. When Francois got the courage to ask for forgiveness, Benoit had forgiven him as a way to secure the future of the children.

  • Emmanuel Nturanyenabo
  • Emmanuel Nturanyenabo
  • Emmanuel Nturanyenabo
  • Francois
    Key Cast
  • Benoit
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital FHD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    November 3, 2022
    Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • Africa in Motion Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 10, 2022
Distribution Information
  • Scottish Documentary Institute
    Country: United Kingdom
Director Biography - Emmanuel Nturanyenabo

Emmanuel Nturanyenabo was born on 7th July 1987 and is a film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter based in Rwanda. He joined Cinema in 2012 because he enjoys telling stories.
After graduating from University in 2011, Emmanuel attended several film Workshops such as Maisha Film Lab, Rwanda Media Projects, and other workshops through film festivals, From 2013 he has been participating in film projects such as Umutoma Feature Film as Script Advisor, Stereotypes Short film as Producer, Director, Disconnected Short film as Art Director; Ikorosi/the Corner short film as Director, Producer. Many of the films were nominated in various festivals such as Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), Luxor African Film Festival (Egypt), Durban International Film Festival (South Africa) Cefalu film festival (Italy), NewFilmMakers Los Angeles, and others.

In 2017, Emmanuel is the Festival Programmer of Rwanda Film Festival and this year he discovered his gifts and strengths in filmmaking and quit his 9 to 5 job to focus on filmmaking and founded Teebah Film Village, a company that produces documentaries and fiction films to tell life-changing stories.
Emmanuel nicknamed Noah is a film producing Mentor at Rwanda Media Project, a film training program for Rwandan filmmakers and media enthusiasts implemented by media education babelsberg gGmbH non-profit organization, supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

In 2021, he wrote, directed, and co-produced; I Bwiza, his debut feature film to target various global film festivals for African Films. IBWIZA/ Tenacity Film has won the Best Indie Film from Africa by Best Film Award in the United Kingdom, has been selected by various other festivals, and is now showing at Canal+ Rwanda.
In 2022, Emmanuel got selected among the 6 east African filmmakers by DOCUBOX in partnership with DOCA, Scottish Documentary Institute, and British Council which he produced a 12 min documentary named Forgiven but not Forgotten 12 min documentary that was screened at Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Africa in Motion Film Festival, UK by November 2022.

His current feature film: Who is Who is in Development Stage. Who is Who has won 2000$ for Writing Support from Rwanda Film Office by January 2023.

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Director Statement

Forgiven not Forgotten is a short documentary film that shows the possibility where enemies became friends.