The award-winning documentary Pushing The Elephant narrates the extraordinary journey of Rose Mapendo and her family from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It’s a story of courage, endurance, forgiveness and activism.
Interview extract: Q&A: Rose Mapendo draws on her traumatic life to help others
As a result of the anti-Tutsi violence, you and your family were arrested in 1998.
The government sent policemen to my house. They where looking for my husband. After they left, I told my husband to go into hiding. I knew the situation was dangerous for men, but I didn’t realize it would also be dangerous for women and children.