"Sometimes in April"
Directed by Raoul Peck
Raoul Peck's searing docudrama is one of a handful
of recent films to portray the Rwandan genocide of 1994, but Peck's is the
first to be shot in Rwanda with local actors and crew. Told in a series of
flashbacks, the film stars Idris Elba as Augustin Muganza, a middle-class
Hutu with a Tutsi wife. Initially complicit in the bloodshed that goes on
around him, Augustin and his family weather turbulent events in a
desperate campaign to survive. Photographed with an unflinching eye,
Peck's film never relinquishes its African perspective on one of the most
chilling events of the 20th century.