- Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
- Release Year: 2009
- Production Country: France, Belgium
- Language: French
Le jour où Dieu est parti en voyage (The Day God Walked Away)
As her Belgian employers and their children are being evacuated to safety, Jacqueline, a Tutsi, survives the first wave of the Rwandan genocide by hiding in the Belgian family’s attic, all the while fearing for her children’s lives. When she finally makes her way home, her worst fears are realized and, though she escapes into the forest with her own life, she teeters on the edge of madness as she searches for a reason to continue living.
Rwandan Civil War (1990 – 1994), Rwandan Genocide (1994), Hutu, Tutsi, Ethnic tensions, Family relationships, Race relations, War crimes, Massacres, Post-colonialism, Nationalism, Children in war, Mental illness, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Survivors