A film by Philippe Van Leeuw

Cast : Afazali Dewaele, Ruth Nirere

2009 / drama / original title : THE DAY GOD WALKED AWAY / 97’ / Color / status : completed / General Audience / long feature-film / French catalog

Rwanda, April 1994. During the first days of the genocide, westerners escape the country. Before being evacuated, a Belgian family finds a hiding place for Jacqueline, their young nanny, in the attic. Despite the horror taking place outside, Jacqueline leaves her hideout to find her way back to her village and her children, only to find their lifeless bodies among the dead. Cast out from her home and the village, hunted like an animal, she seeks refuge in the forest.


“« Un regard silencieux, digne et poignant sur l'horreur du génocide rwandais, à travers le portrait d'une survivante. »”

Le Figaro