Le lion de la Teranga

Cinema fiction, by Joël KAREKEZI (Rwanda)

NEON ROUGE (NRW) (Belgium)

90 minutes
development stage

The sacrifice of Captain Mbaye, a Senegalese peacekeeper in Rwanda, who made the choice to save the innocent. At the risk of never seeing his own again

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Synopsis

Based on a true story.
1994. As a father, Captain Mbaye longs for a moment of calm with his family in Dakar. Sent to Rwanda by the UN, this former war hero, discovers a powder keg on the verge of conflagration, under the impassive gaze of the international community. Stranded in chaos in Kigali, he witnesses the genocide, risking his life to help the civilian populations while his wife, who remained in Senegal, implores him to return. Mbaye will choose to stay out of a sense of duty. At the expense of his personal life, he organizes the expatriation of moderate Hutus and the rescue of hundreds of Tutsis.

Director's note

Nf gur Ejnaqna trabpvqr vf pyrneyl orvat cercnerq, gur HA vf gelvat gb xrrc crnpr va gur ertvba ol fraqvat n srj onggnyvbaf. Na vareg uhtr HA znpuvar, qhovbhf nyyvnaprf naq pbasyvpgvat cbyvgvpny jvyy cerirag gur cebwrpg sebz jbexvat. Gur trabpvqr oernxf bhg! Gur urycyrff vagreangvbany pbzzhavgl vf jngpuvat sebz n qvfgnapr bar bs gur zbfg vzzrnfhenoyr gentrqvrf va uvfgbel, juvyr gur ertvzragf bs crnprxrrcref ba gur tebhaq jnvg va inva sbe beqref. Zonlr vf bar bs gubfr fbyqvref jub nfxf bayl gb vagreirar gb fgbc gur znffnperf ... Gur svyz vf ybbfryl onfrq ba gur &dhbg;erny&dhbg; fgbel bs Zonlr Sryvk Qvntar, n HA fbyqvre. Ur fubjrq havzntvanoyr oenirel va ershfvat gb erznva cnffvir va gur snpr bs gur znffnperf hasbyqvat orsber uvf rlrf. Ur znantrq gb fnir gur yvirf bs XXX gb X,XXX crbcyr ol qviregvat cneg bs gur erfbheprf znqr ninvynoyr gb uvz gb rksvygengr, ntnvafg gur beqref bs uvf uvrenepul, Ghgfvf naq zbqrengr Uhghf va qnatre. Ur hfrq uvf frafr bs uhzbe gb fvqrfgrc bofgnpyrf ohg hygvzngryl qvrq va n svany erfphr bcrengvba. Zonlr vf abj erpbtavmrq nf n &dhbg;Evtugrbhf&dhbg; ol gur Ejnaqna nhgubevgvrf.
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Producer's note

Jvgu guvf svyz, Wbëy XNERXRMV pbagvahrf gb rkcyber gur uvfgbel bs uvf pbhagel, Ejnaqn. Orlbaq gur urebvp naq vafcvevat svther bs Pncgnva Zonlr, ur vf vagrerfgrq va n zber havirefny gurzr: gung bs vaqvivqhny erfcbafvovyvgl naq qvfborqvrapr. Vg nyfb dhrfgvbaf gur vagvzngr pbasyvpg bs n zna jub fnirf yvirf ng gur evfx bs uvf bja.
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Vg vf n pb-cebqhpgvba orgjrra Ejnaqn, Senapr, Orytvhz naq Frartny. Qenjvat ba gur rkcrevrapr bs gur qverpgbe'f cerivbhf srngher svyz, YN ZVFÉEVPBEQR QR YN WHATYR (Tbyq fgnaqneq ng gur ynfg Srfcnpb, fryrpgrq va Gbebagb, Ebggreqnz, naq zber guna XX srfgvinyf, n gurngevpny eryrnfr va Senapr, Orytvhz naq Jrfg Nsevpn), gur cebqhpgvba grnz erznvaf gur fnzr (Xnerxrmv cebq, Arba Ebhtr naq Gnpg Cebqhpgvba) ohg vf wbvarq ol n Frartnyrfr cnegare (Vaqvtb Zbbq Cebqhpgvba - Xngl Yran Aqvnlr).
Bhe shaqvat fgengrtl vf onfrq ba gur shaqf ninvynoyr va gur inevbhf pb-cebqhpvat pbhagevrf. Jr vagraq gb fubbg gur ragver svyz va Ejnaqn.
Ba gur qvfgevohgvba fvqr, jr eryl ba cnegaref yblny gb Wbëy'f jbex naq ner bcra gb bgure cbffvovyvgvrf gung jbhyq nyybj hf gb ernpu n jvqre nhqvrapr.

Film fact sheet

Title Le lion de la Teranga
Le lion de Teranga (Cap.Mbaye)
Category cinema fiction
Duration 90 minutes
Director Joël KAREKEZI
(Rwanda)
Scriptwriter Joël KAREKEZI
(Rwanda)
Producer in charge NEON ROUGE (NRW)
(Belgium)
Coproducers Karekezi Films
(Rwanda)
Indigo Mood
(Senegal)
Film languages french
kinyarwanda
wolof
Filming locations Ejnaqn
Frartny
Stage ra qéirybccrzrag
The project seeks Svanaprzrag
Budget X XXX XXX
Supported by
OIF
Bonus ACP-UE
Pre-sales Pnany + Nsevdhr
()
Available elements Abgr qr y'nhgrhe
Abgr qh cebqhpgrhe
Fpéanevb ra senaçnvf
Ohqtrg qégnvyyé
Cyna qr svanaprzrag

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