TREES OF PEACE – Review by Joan Amenn

In the 1990’s Rwanda was torn apart by violence between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes that pit neighbor against neighbor in a bloody genocide. This film, based on that horrible time in the country’s history, is quietly devastating in telling the story of four women thrown together in their struggle to stay alive amid incomprehensible mass slaughter. Director Alanna Brown keeps her camera tightly focused on her four female characters as they learn more about each other and how the outside conflict impacts them all.

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