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Gilbert Ndahayo

First Rwandan to be nominated for Sembene Ousmane Prize at ZIFF and the African Movie Academy Awards which a variety of international observers have fondly called "African Oscars." Two times winner of Best Documentary Feature at Silicon Valley African Film Festival. Recipient of the highest grant for the 2015 Rhode Island State Council on the Art ... See full bio »

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8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Behind This Convent
The Rwandan Night
A Day on Earth


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  Bisesero Mon Amour (Documentary) (filming)
  The Blood of the Chosen (Documentary) (creator) (post-production)
 2015 The Height of Life (Short) (screenplay)
 2013 The Rwandan Night (Documentary) (created & written by)
 2011 Sidikli (Short) (writer)
 2010 A Day on Earth (Short) (story)
 2009 Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit (Documentary) (written & created by)
 2008 Behind This Convent (Documentary) (script)
 2006 Scars of My Days (Short) (screenplay)
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2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If one wants to be healed from the sickness, he must talk about it to the world. For twelve years, I lived with the remains of about two hundred unpeaceful dead in my parents' backyard. I wanted to tell a story about their death in 1994 Tutsi's genocide, a story that has not been shown on film.


Two-Time Winner of Best Documentary Feature film Award at Silicon Valley African Film Festival respectively in 2011 and 2013. See more »


Movies often take place in Rwanda's post-genocide. See more »

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