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This story is based on my mother and I's genesis. My mother is from Rwanda and lived through the Rwandan genocide of 1994. We came together here in Canada as policital refugees. I made this film to honour her - her resilience, strength and story. Hyphen is an intimate, familiar and delicate look at my mother, and her reflections on faith, home, and family. I wanted to know more about her and in the process, know more about myself. This film was a necessity in my process as a filmmaker but also a young black women and refugee.

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