Kamenge Northern Quarters| 58mins
Director: Manu Gerosa & Salva Munoz | Producer: Manu Gerosa & Salva Munoz
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Italy
â€œKamenge Northern Quartersâ€ is the picture of the soul of a whole country, Burundi, which asks for freedom and justice, the ideals Alexis Sinduhije is fighting for.
His story is closely linked to the life of his quarter, the northern quarters of the capital city Bujumbura: a symbol of one of the most cruel wars the world has ever known, the conflict between Hutu and Tutsi and of the young people who gravitate round the Kamenge Youth Center, the nerve center of â€œreconstructionâ€ and coexistence after the civil war.
The background and the glances of those who have not left are interwoven with the life of Alexis, who gave up his job as a journalist in 2007 to found a political party, running for president in 2010.
â€œIt is possible to build a liveable Burundi, it is possible. You must only believe it and take the risk,â€ Alexis says.
In Burundi, although the present government was elected democratically, the people who profess freedom of speech put their lives in danger.
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