Set in 1994 in Rwanda, Trees of Peace follows the sisterhood developed between four women trapped beneath a house during the Rwandan genocide.
The film is set to release on Netflix on June 10.
Cast and creators
- Eliane Umuhire
- Charmaine Bingwa
- Ella Cannon
- Bola Koleosho
- Tongayi Chirisa
- Jamal Akakpo
- Evan Alex
- Victor Kamwendo
- Maurice Mack
- David Yusel Madison
- Tarnue Massaquoi
- Brian Mganga
Written and directed by: Alanna Brown
Produced by: Alanna Brown, Ron Ray, Barry Levine, Mike Bundlie, Brian Baniqued, Jeff Spiegel, and Vicky Petela
“Four women from different backgrounds forge an unbreakable sisterhood while trapped and in hiding during the genocide in Rwanda. Inspired by true events.”
The Rwandan genocide was a mark in history for the Tutsi that lasted a hundred days in 1994. Around 800,000 people belonging to the minority community of Tutsi were slaughtered by Hutu extremists.
The film features passages from a book by Jeanette Winter that it shares its title, ‘Trees of Peace’ with.
At the peak of a violent history, Annick, Jeanette, Peyton and Mutesi hide under the floor of a kitchen to protect themselves from Hutu fanatics.
They are forced to create a bond during their time together to survive the fear of being found. Together, they learn lessons in life and help each other get through their circumstances.
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