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].
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.