Joël KAREKEZI (1985, Rwanda) acquired a diploma in Film Directing at
Cinecours in 2008. His first short film, The Pardon (2009) won the Golden Impala Award in Uganda. In 2011, he made a full-length feature based on the same characters: Imbabazi/The Pardon. The film has been screened at several international festivals. His script for La miséricorde de la jungle /The Mercy of the Jungle won the CFI Award for the most promising audiovisual project at Durban FilmMart 2012. The film had its world premiere in Toronto at TIFF 2018.
(selection) The Pardon (2009, short), Imbabazi/The Pardon (2013), La miséricorde de la jungle/The Mercy of the Jungle (2018)
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