As Seen on PBS World
Komora aired nationally on PBS World in the spring of 2015 and fall of 2017. Follow us on Facebook to get notified about future air dates.
Special Jury Award Winner at Houston International Film Festival
Komora received a Special Jury Remi Award, the highest award for independent documentary short subjects at the Houston International Film Festival in 2014.
Funded by National Geographic
Komora was funded by a National Geographic All Roads Film Grant and a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant.
What would it take you to forgive the murder of your family? How would you redefine family if you were the only survivor in yours? And how would you react when the people who tried to exterminate your people were released from prison and returned to your community? These are just a few questions addressed in Komora: To Heal. Komora is about the orphan survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda and the people who stepped up to raise them, whether they were older siblings, orphanage caretakers, or peers when they had no one but each other. The story is told by two friends. Emmanuel Habimana, a law student who lost his parents to the genocide, teams up with Natalia Ledford, an American independent filmmaker. As Natalia narrates the story, Emmanuel takes them throughout Rwanda and halfway around the world as he interviews his peers, family, heroes, and even former killers. He explores what survival has meant for his peers, especially now, living in a society where they must share their communities with killers.
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