More Than I Remember

Mugeni's story starts in a small village in southeastern Congo called Murambya, a Banyamulenge farming community where neighbors provided for one another. One night, when she was just fourteen, she and her family awake to the sounds of bombs—they are under attack by a militia, known as the Mai Mai, who sought their land and cattle and claimed that the Banyamulenge tribe did not belong in Congo. That night, Mugeni flees for her life. She survives the ambush but loses her family as each person scatters in an attempt to survive. Over the next 4 years, Mugeni searches for her family and stability, guided by the internal strength she learned from her mom.

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Film Screenings

Mar 12, 9:00am CST – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:48am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

Amy Bench

Executive Producer:

Eloise De Joria, Constance Duykhuizen

Producer:

Amy Bench, Carolyn Merriman

Production Designer:

Maya Edelman

Sound Designer:

Eric Friend

Music:

Curtis Heath

Principal Cast:

Mugeni Ornella

Additional Credits:

Animation Director: Maya Edelman, Animation: Sebastian Bisbal

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Adam Segal
adam@the2050group.com
212-642-4317

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Animated, Documentary, Family, War

Screening in:

Texas Shorts Program

Screening Section:

Texas Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

Chile, United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

14 mins