Telling Truths in Arusha
Festival year: 2011
Fifteen years after the civil war in Rwanda, priest Hormisdas stands trial for genocide. Telling Truths in Arusha follows the Norwegian judge who has reach a verdict in his case. And that is not an easy task, as testimonies are contradictory.
Telling Truths in Arusha obtains access to the courtroom. Fifteen years after, the judge has to base his verdict on oral testimonies, that plead both in favour and against the priest. How will he interpret the different versions of the truth brought forward by the witnesses? And how is the fact that fear of reprisal dissuaded many witness from testifying taken into account?
Norwegian director Beate Arnestad previously made the award-winning documentary My Daughter the Terrorist, about two female Black Tigers in Sri Lanka.
Norway 2010, 58 min.
Spoken language: English, French, Norwegian
SF Norge Produksjon AS
Norwegian Film Institute