My Neighbor, My Killer

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

My Neighbor, My Killer is an award winning documentary film by Anne Aghion on the Gacaca (local courts) Justice in Rwanda. Literally meaning, “justice on the grass”, Gacaca is a form of citizen-based transitional justice which Rwandans decided to put into place in an attempt to deal with the crimes of the 1994 genocide. Filming for over a decade in a tiny rural hamlet, director Anne Aghion charts the impact Gacaca has had on survivors and perpetrators alike.

Join us for this film screening and discussion, presented by the Transitional Justice Network, in partnership with the Simon Fraser University English Department.

Discussion Panel

Moderator: Bruce Broomhall, Research Fellow, Liu Institute for Global Issues
Elizabeth Mujawamariya Johnson was born and raised in Rwanda. She immigrated to Canada in 1999 with her daughter, Abran. Elizabeth is a co-founder of Grace Rwanda Society; a Canadian based charity organization that has a vision of collaborating with rural communities to support sustainable development and the education of children and youth in Africa starting in Rwanda.

Reception to follow!