Directed by Adam Mazo
'Coexist' examines Rwanda’s precarious and sensitive experiment in building reconciliation in varied settings across the country. The government strongly urges killers and survivors to come together in workshops, seminars,and healing groups where they’re often asked to confront each other and share their feelings. The film explores if these emotionally explosive interactions can build peaceful coexistence and begin the process of rehumanization, where each individual can begin see the other as human again.
THE FILMMAKER: Adam Mazo spent time in Rwanda researching and shooting around the country beginning the investigation into the conflict resolution practiced by REACH. The work included short-form documentary pieces on issues in Rwanda as well as Uganda including: the war in northern Uganda, education of displaced children, and stories about the work of REACH. For the last decade he has worked as a journalist in the television news business.