The film "Alanna Browns" has released the official trailer for the directorial debut of Trees of Peace, a film based on the true events that took place during the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s. This film, directed and written by Brown, follows four women from different backgrounds who form unbreakable bonds while in hiding during the devastating events of the genocide in Rwanda.
The massacre of members of the Tutsi minority ethnic group took place from April 7 to July 15, 1994. During this period, soldiers slaughtered members of the Tutsi minority ethnic group. The number of Tutsi deaths is estimated to be between 500,000 and 662,000, but no country has ever taken any steps to prevent them.
The poster for the film, which has all four women''s hands reaching upward, is striking in its message that these protagonists are interacting and sticking together through moments of unsettling grief. The title, Trees of Peace, appears to be related to the film''s title, and its similarities with the other two women''s messages. Each and every day, seeds of love are planted.
According to Essence, Brown made a statement, stating: "We need to be honest."
The Rwandan women who persevered beyond this genocide struck a chord with me. Their story is specific, but the themes of inner turmoil and forgiveness are so universal. I am grateful to Netflix for allowing Trees of Peace to touch so many people, which I remember as the dream when I set out to do it eight years ago. Many thanks also to our unyielding production team, led by Ron Ray, our phenomenal actors, and every department head, who was instrumental in bringing this story to light as quickly as possible
The Rwandan women who persevered beyond this genocide struck a chord with me. Their narrative is specific, but the themes of inner turmoil and forgiveness are incredibly universal. I am grateful to Netflix for allowing Trees of Peace to touch so many people, which was the dream when I set out to do it eight years ago. Many thanks also to our unyielding production team led by Ron Ray, our exceptional actors, and every department head, who contributed to this story tremendously.
Brown, Ron Ray, Barry Levine, Mike Bundlie, Brian Baniqued, and Vicky Petela star in the film. Eliane Umuhire, Charmaine Bingwa, Ella Cannon, Bola Koleosho, and Tongayi Chirisa play the roles.
Trees of Peace is scheduled to be released worldwide on June 10, 2022. Check out the trailer and poster below.
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