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SCHOOL SCREENING: Petit Pays/Small Country: An African Childhood

Tuesday 26th April, 2022 - 10:00


Brand new French language film set against the backdrop of the Rwandan conflict. Gabriel is a happy young boy living in Burundi during the 1990s with his French father, Rwandan mother, and his younger sister. They live a relatively sheltered and privileged life, until his world is turned upside down as violence and unrest spills over from neighbouring Rwanda. This powerful tale, based on a true story and adapted from the best-selling original novel , explores the  topics of ethnic tensions and identity through the eyes of a young boy, of both French and Rwandan heritage, just struggling to make sense of it all.  

Contains scenes of a violent nature. 15+  

France/Belgium • 2020 • English subtitles • Drama • 111 mins  

Director: Eric Barbier 

STUDY GUIDE available from the French Cultural Service – download from 

To book this screening, contact Theresa on or (045) 448327

For Senior Cycle. Our schools cinema programme is presented in association with IFI Education 


Tuesday 26th April, 2022
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Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
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Riverbank Arts Centre
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Newbridge, Ireland
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045 448327
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