The Rwandan genocide of 1994 has spawned a number of feature films, but Anne Aghion's remarkable documentary about the 'Gacaca' community tribunals is the most calmly moving guide yet to the emotional landscape of those who were left behind.
[A] restrained and ethically nuanced documentary.
| Original Score: 5/5
While 'My Neighbor, My Killer' should be applauded for avoiding the call to sensationalism, its beaten-down, nearly toneless low key grows repetitious.
There are no talking heads to explain away the genocide in dispassionate, academic terms. This film shows us the victims and the perpetrators straight on.
| Original Score: B
Aghion's educational film best serves as an important historical document.
| Original Score: B+
One of the most humane things I have seen all year.
| Original Score: 8/10
Few documentaries are quite as rigorous and artful in exposing the complex stakes behind pointing a camera and a microphone at scenes of profound social injury.
An intimate, nuanced and engrossing look at the implementation of an indigenous, grassroots approach to judging man's inhumanity to man.
| Original Score: 9/10
Brilliant documentary that brings us to a new level of understanding about the human capacity for creating mutuality.
Valuable historical document.