Films > Finalists > Leadership & GovernanceOlivier Uwayezu
Film DescriptionThe Gacaca court pronounced as “Gatchatcha” is part of a system of community justice inspired by tradition and established in 2001 in Rwanda, in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, when between 800,000 and 1,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Tutsi, were slaughtered. The "mission" of this system is to achieve Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation. It aims to promote community healing by making the punishment of perpetrators faster and less expensive to the state. This is a great achievement of Gacaca courts, was done in 9 years instead of over 200 years.