Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for Trees of Peace, an upcoming Netflix drama inspired by true events.
The film is set during the horrific Rwandan genocide of 1994, which saw an estimated 500,000 to 662,000 people slaughtered by armed militias. We follow four women from different backgrounds who find themselves trapped in a secret space underneath a house as the violence unfolds. As days turn to weeks and months, the women, despite their differences, begin to forge an unbreakable bond. “We are the sisters you never wanted,” says one of the women. “We are one.”
This emotional-looking drama marks the feature debut for writer-director Alanna Brown, who previously directed a short film (2012’s 1426 Chelsea Street) and served as a writer on Starz series Blindspotting. The film has earned some strong award cred during its festival run, including the Jury Award and the John Singleton Award for Best First Feature at the American Black Film Festival, Best Director and Best Picture at the Phoenix Film Festival, and the Jury Award at the Switzerland International Film Festival.
Â Trees of Peace, starring Eliane Umuhire, Charmaine Bingwa, Ella Cannon, Bola Koleosho and Tongayi Chirisa, will be streaming on Netflix from June 10th.