The Rwandan genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000–1,000,000 Rwandans were killed from April 7 to mid-July 1994. Imana Truyers was born in Rwanda right before the genocide broke out in 1994, to a Hutu father and Tutsi mother. A Belgian nun, Zuster Maria, took care of her as a baby. Through a series of fortuitous events, she was able to make it out of the country alive and was adopted into a Belgian family right before chaos ensued. I photographed her as she returned to Rwanda for the second time to see the family she left behind as a baby. Together with Zuster Maria, we traveled through Rwanda to see old familiar places.

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