In Rwanda in 1994, Manzi and Karemera are best friends who seem to be inseparable, until the inexorable forces of history and violence tear them apart. When the country plunges into Genocide and an ethnic civil war, Manzi must choose between friendship and family, and Karemera pays the horrific price. Fifteen years later, news of Manzi’s release from prison throws Karemera’s life into chaos. Karemera attempts to return his childhood friend to prison, while Manzi struggles with his own guilt.
As the former friends search for justice and absolution, they both find themselves at odds with a society eager to forget the trauma of the past. Can Manzi and Karemera remain true to themselves and also come to terms with their past?
A scene from the film Imbabazi The Pardon
Imbabazi The Pardon is a short feature film by Joel Karekezi which achieved huge success in 2012, a must watch for all. It will be screen on Sunday 10th February 2013. The screening will be followed by a debate with the filmmaker moderated by the well-known communicator Albert RUDATSIMBURWA. His prominent panelist will be the singer and reconciliation activist Jean-Paul SAMPUTU.