Grey Matter: Interview Kivu Ruhorahoza (Part Two)

    Liza Béar

    2011, 5:03

    From YouTube: "In this segment Ruhorahoza discusses the origins of Grey Matter (Matiere Grise) and how—still haunted by the 1994 atrocities—the story elements came together in the aftermath of genocide fifteen years later. ‘It's the story of two siblings losing their parents,’ he says, ‘and of a militia man who was involved in the massacre of those parents.’ The script, which Ruhorahoza wrote in French, also contains a film-within-a-film, The Cycle of the Cockroach, which the young Rwandan Balthazar is attempting to make. Part II was filmed by Liza Béar on April 28th during the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 in which Grey Matter had its world premiere. It won the Best Actor Award for Shami Biziman as Yvan, the traumatized Rwandan brother, and a Special Jury Mention in the Best New Narrative Director category.

    Interview (c) copyright Liza Béar 2011. Creative Commons License-Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives. Interview location courtesy EAST OF EIGHTH, Chelsea. For transcript, please contact"