Traces of Responsibility

Unravel the threads of Rwandan history through an interactive cinematic journey.

In the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, almost one million people were killed within 100 days. Mostly massacred with machetes. Incited by war propaganda from politicians and the media.

In this road movie with interactive junctions, we embark on a journey through the Rwanda of today following the footsteps of a former minister and convicted war criminal who studied in Switzerland.

The Investigative research is driven by the questions: What is he responsible for? What significance does his education in Switzerland have in relation to what happened in Rwanda? How does the next generation deal with these crimes?

At sites where atrocities are commemorated today, survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi tell their stories. They show how perpetrators and victims found a way to continue living together in the same country.

The interaction allows the audience to decide for themselves, based on different storylines, how intensively they want to deal with the horror and the universal questions of guilt and responsibility.


Produced by

Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion

In Co-Production with

Aaron Film, CtrlMovie, StudioZB

Written and directed by

Anja Reiss, Jann Anderegg


Karin Koch


Simon Guy Fässler, Luise Schröder


Jann Anderegg


Marco Teufen, Dominik Leube


Michael Sauter, Moïse Mutangane

Field Producer

Robert Karara

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