Birds Are Singing in Kigali

Ptaki śpiewają w Kigali

Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze

Anna Keller is a Polish ornithologist specializing in carrion birds. She is doing research in Rwanda in 1994 when genocide breaks out, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives – mostly Tutsis. Anna flees with twenty-something Claudine, whose family has been murdered.

The two women have more in common than it first seems, as their shared history in Rwanda is gradually revealed. They try to start a new life in Poland, but easing the pain of the past proves difficult.

Directors Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze worked together for more than twenty years, and lived for some years in Rwanda. Krzysztof died in 2014, halfway through making this film, and Joanna finished it alone. She painstakingly sketches a portrait of two scarred women, tackling issues such as racism and social trauma. A story of loss and resilience.

Screenings

  • LantarenVenster 1
    English subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 1
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 1
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • KINO 1
    English subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Country
Poland
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
113’
Language
Polish, English
Producer
Joanna Kos-Krauze
Production Company
KOS Film
Sales
KOS Film
Writer
Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Cinematography
Krzysztof Ptak, Marcin Kułakowski, Józefina Gocman, Wojciech Staroń
Editor
Katarzyna Lesniak
Production Design
Claudine Murenzi, Agnieszka Zawadowska
Sound Design
Radosław Ochnio
Music
Pawel Szymanski
Cast
Jowita Budnik, Eliane Umuhire
Website
https://birdsaresinginginkigali.eu