Director Statement

Letter from the Director

Alanna Brown

I haven’t stopped thinking about this film for over eight years, when I first read the real stories that inspired it. I wrote the script and molded the characters to reflect the true events of this genocide, as well as the collective spirit within all of us.
Whether we’ve seen death or not, live in Rwanda or otherwise, many of the hopes, fears, losses, and triumphs in this story are universal. This film is packed with the contradictions at the core of our human struggle—and through it we encounter the tender balance of duality: Darkness and light. Evil and innocence. Division and unity. Fear and love. Death and life.
I believe, through every piece of dialogue and silence, conflict and sisterhood, Annick, Mutesi, Jeanette, and Peyton shine as real, dimensional women and as warriors.
TREES OF PEACE is an intense, frightening, beautiful journey to the revelation that we are all the same—we are all human. And it’s a revelation the world so desperately needs right now.

Trees of Peace

In April of 1994, four women from different backgrounds and beliefs are trapped and hiding during the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Their fight for survival against all odds unites the women in an unbreakable sisterhood.

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