Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. But it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters worse, Purudenci’s family was the hunter. This film documents the lives of three couples that married from killer and victim families in Rwanda. In two of the three cases in this film, the victims married into the families that killed their own. The trauma and pain these couples experience is exceptional, and so is the power and resilience of their love for one another.
Emily Kassie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, photographer and humanitarian. She currently works as a photo and video journalist for The Huffington Post covering topics from Syria to Sexual Assault. She graduated Brown University with honors in 2014 with a B.A. in Politics, Film and Journalism, a regional focus on East Africa and a thematic focus on human rights and genocide. I Married My Family's Killer is Emily's first film, has screened at myriad festivals and won a number of awards.