EN - This short film relates a frequent by-product of the fratricidal conflict in Burundi: the attack by rebels on a minivan carrying ordinary citizens. A Kalashnikov blasts. The bus stops, the passengers get off. An order is barked: “Hutus to the left, Tutsis to the right!” The sorting out begins. But who is a Hutu; who is a Tutsi?

FR - 1994: Le Burundi, un petit pays d’Afrique centrale à la frontière du Rwanda, est plongé dans une guerre civile. Une confrontation ressemblant à un génocide oppose les rebelles, principalement composés des Hutus ethniques, et l’armée nationale qui rassemble une majorité de Tutsis.


Title Na Wéwé
Original title Na Wéwé
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2011


Cast Floris Kubwimana, Renaud Rutten, Ciza Muhirwa, Ismail Kaposho, Issa Rugend, Purcheline Matega, Joseph Ndayisenga , Baba Rashidi Imani, Vanessa Ngog, Joseph Karund, Thierry Ndabahagamy, Ornella Nijimbere, Adolphe Ntibasharira , Freddy Sabimbona, Jean Richard Niyongabo, Venuste Hakizimana, Gérome Ntakarumana, Issa Ndayishimiy
Photography Guy Maezelle
Music Jérémie Hakeshiman

Technical specs

Running time film 18' 43"
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby SRD
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Communauté Française de Belgique et des Télédistributeurs Wallons, Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wallonie Bruxelles Images (WBI), UNESCO
Production partners CUT! SPRL, RTBF, Menya Média (Burundi)


2011: The Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (AU) / Festival du Film Court Francophone (FRA) / Academy Award Nominee – Live action short film (USA) / Festival de Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) / Festimages.be (BE) / CamboFest  (KHM) / Heart of Gold International Film Festival (AUS) / Jerusalem International Film Festival (ISR)

2010: Interfilm Berlin (DEU) / Tübingen Festival (DEU) / The Media Festival 10/10 (BE) / Festival international en Abitibi (CAN) / Student and Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers (LVA) / Brussels Independent Film Festival (BE) / Off-Courts Festival (FRA) / Namur Festival (BE) / Kenya International Film Festival (KEN) / THESS International Short Film Festival (GRC) / Paris Court Devant (FRA) / Festivaloostende.be (BE) / Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (CAN) / Festival international de cinéma et d'art de Percé (CAN) / Le Court en Dit Long (FRA) / Brussels Festival (BE)


2011: Grand Prix of the Short Film (Tübingen Festival) / The Public’s Prize (Brussels Festival) / The Authors’ Prize (Brussels Independent Film Festival) / 2nd  Prize Confrontations (Berlin Interfilm Festival) / Prize of the Press (The Media Festival 10/10) / B-TV Prize (The Media Festival 10/10) / Ciné-courts Prize (Le Court en Dit Long Festival) / Honourable Mention (Flickerfest) / Ranked among the first 10 of the shirts of the year  (THESS International Short Film Festival)

Flanders Four at Sedicicorto

Four Flemish titles are screened at the eighth edition of the Sedicicorto International Film Festival (3 – 9 October) in Italy. Land of the HeroesNa Wéwé and Children of the Sea will participate in various competitions, with Injury Timebeing shown out of competition. The films were selected out of 4,404 submitted pictures representing 107 countries.

Still from Land of the HeroesAt the eighth Sedicicorto International Film Festival 145 films will be projected: 113 in competition, 30 out of  competition and two special docs. Land of the Heroes as well as Na Wéwé are selected for the major competition at the festival, including 51 international fiction shorts.

Published on Thursday 22 September 2011

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Director Ivan Goldschmidt
Producers Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo
Writers Jean-Luc Penning

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