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Published on Sep 6, 2012
Directed by Kivu Ruhorahoza, 2011, Rwanda
Set in Kigali, Rwanda's capital, this radiantly self-referential film-within-a-film describes the vision and trials of a determined filmmaker named Balthazar, as he tries to produce his first feature, The Cycle of the Cockroach. The trenchant drama, about a brother and sister dealing with the aftermath of genocide, finds no support from agencies only interested in funding upbeat policy-friendly films. As Balthazar borrows recklessly from a loan shark, the Cycle plays out on the screen, subtly measuring the horror and systematic madness of events hardly unique to Rwanda, while offering bracing insight into the nature of political violence.
Part of the Global Lens 2012 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit globalfilm.org.