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Grey Matter: Interview with Kivu Ruhorahoza (Part One)

Liza Béar

2011, 6:01

From YouTube: "Grey Matter, the first feature film made by a Rwandan living in Rwanda, is a film-within-a-film about a filmmaker, Balthazar, trying to make a film, The Cycle of the Cockroach, about brother-sister characters coping with the trauma of the Rwandan genocide. It's a haunting, skillful blend of metaphor, reality, hallucination and nightmare. The film, written and directed by twenty-eight-year-old Kivu Ruhorahoza, won a Special Jury Mention in the Best New Narrative Director category and a Best Actor award for Shami Bizimana as Yvan, the mad brother.

Liza Béar interviewed Kivu Ruhorahoza on April 28 at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Interview location courtesy East of Eighth, West 23rd St, Chelsea."