Europa, “Based on a True Story”

Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza decides to film his new movie, A Tree Has Fallen, in London. It is to be a stylish drama about a mysterious Nigerian man who returns to London to make amends with Anna, his mixed-race lover and Bruce, Anna’s white ex-husband. Progressively, this love triangle mirrors the increasing social and racial tensions in Great Britain and Europe. In parallel to his narrative fiction, Kivu documents these tensions by filming a series of rallies in the streets of London. But inevitably, the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy of the ruling Conservative Party comes back to haunt the reunited lovers and to disrupt Kivu’s filmmaking effort.

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Written and Directed by

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Produced by

Kivu Ruhorahoza
Antonio Rui Ribeiro

Executive producer

MaryEllen Higgins

Co-producers

Simone Spani
Rhea Plangg

Associate Producers

Suzy Gillett
JulieMacArthur

Cast

Oris Orhuero
Lisa Moorish
Matt Ray Brown
Jennie Lathan
Paul Morris

Narrator

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Cinematography

Rory Skeoch

Editing

Antonio Rui Ribeiro
Kivu Ruhorahoza