Imana Truyers was born in Rwanda right before the genocide broke out in 1994, from a Hutu father and Tutsi mother. Through a series of fortuitous events and thanks to a Belgian nun, she was able to make it out of the country alive and was adopted into a Belgian family right before chaos ensued. She returned to her home country for the first time in 2015, where she was able to see her family and the life that she almost had.

Director: Eva Verbeeck and Spencer Macdonald
Producer: Eva Verbeeck
Cinematography/Sound Design/Edit: Spencer MacDonald
Animation: Hayley Morris
Fabrication: Hayley Morris and Polina Zakharova
Audio Mix: Matteo Di Giulio
Client: Thousand Hills of Hope

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National Geographic Short Film Showcase

All Images © Eva Verbeeck