Tag: Docudrama

Sometimes in April [2005]: A Hard-Hitting Docudrama

Haitian film-maker Raoul Peck’s TV movie “Sometimes in April” (2005) opens on April 7th, the day of remembrance of the victims of the Rwandan Genocide (800,000 people were killed in 1994). A girl in a Kigali school asks her teacher Augustin Muganza about what could have been to stop the killings. Augustin answers with a set of ‘Maybe’, and eventually says the truth “I don’t know what could have been done”. It’s that uncertainty which haunts all of us humans trying to understand an act of genocide. “Sometimes in April” doesn’t treat its perpetrators as ‘monsters’, who have shed their human skin to maul innocent civilians.