Prince Rwagasore (2012)
In 2012, Burundi celebrated its 50 years of independence. Prince Louis Rwagasore, the son of the late Burundian king Mwambutsa IV Bangiricenge, was an emblematic figure of the anti-colonial struggle. Within his short political career, he managed to unite Burundians around the idea(l) of independence. He won the first elections of the country by a large majority.
A few days later however, he was assessinated.
Based on testimonies and historical sources, Radio La Benevolencija’s documentary Rwagasore: Vie, Combat, Espoirs explores the man’s life, character and goals. It also focuses on the political background of Burundi and reconstructs the murder and trial of the killers.
The goal of this series is to make Burundians better understand their country’s past, and as such bring them closer together and foster reconciliation.