Author: Emmi van den Boom

Onvoorwaardelijke moederliefde na de genocide in Rwanda

Vierentwintig jaar geleden vond de genocide in Rwanda plaats. Een oorlog waarin de strijders van de Hutu-stam tussen de achthonderdduizend en één miljoen leden van de Tutsi-stam vermoordden. Seksueel geweld was ook een veelgebruikt wapen, naar schatting werden tussen de tweehonderdvijftigduizend en vijfhonderdduizend vrouwen verkracht. De kinderen die daardoor werden geboren, worden children of hate genoemd. Emmi van den Boom reisde af naar Rwanda en praatte met de moeders en hun kinderen.

Children of Hate

Just imagine that you thank your life to the fact that your mother was raped by a person who killed her whole family? How would this influence your relationship with her? How does it influence the rest of your life? That’s a question documentary filmmakers Emmi van den Boom and Tove Tikkanen Jönn researched in Rwanda for their new documentary Children of Hate [working title].

A Call From Water Tank 6

If Lia Grace Simon could follow her dreams, her children would go to the best schools, she would work in her own private hospital and her new house would be built by now. But Lia Grace cannot follow her dreams. Because Lia Grace is from South Sudan, a country that has been engulfed in war since 2013 and is, according to the UN, descending into the next African genocide.

About me

I love to go out and listen to the stories of people whose voice we barely hear. Stories that show a different side of a person, country or subject, that have an emotional impact and make you rethink your own ideas. I like to challenge my own preconceptions and dare myself to think differently. I want my public to do the same.