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- Myriam U. Birara
Eva, a young Rwandan woman, dreams of attending medical school. But her aspirations are interrupted when she is kidnapped by a group of men as a part of the Guterura rite of enforced marriage. Abandoned by her family, she struggles to cope with the grim reality of her new life with her new husband Silas and his cousin. While Silas is away working, the two young women form a tender connection as they spend their days doing household chores, beading, making tea, and swapping family histories and memories of the genocide. Despite this newfound ally, Eva contemplates running away to a life of freedom.
Rendered with a quiet naturalism and brimming with humanity, The Bride is both a profound portrait of friendship amid dire circumstances and a calm contemplation of the ghosts of Rwanda’s past.
Black Perspectives Program Sponsors
New Directors Program Sponsors
Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation
Saturday, October 21, 2023
-   73 minutes
AMC NEWCITY 14
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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