“Kamenge, Northern Quarters” is the picture of the soul of a whole country, Burundi, which asks for freedom and justice, the ideals Alexis Sinduhije is fighting for.
His story is closely linked to the life of his quarter, the Northern Quarters of the capital city Bujumbura - symbol of one of the most cruel wars the world has ever known, the conflict between hutu and tutsi - and of the young people who gravitate round the Kamenge Youth Center, the nerve center of “reconstruction” and coexistence after the civil war. The background and the glances of the ones who have not left are interwoven with the life of Alexis who gave up his job as a journalist in 2007 to found a political party, standing for President in 2010.
“It is possible to build a liveable Burundi, it is possible. You must only believe it and take the risk.” Alexis says.
In Burundi, although the present government was elected democratically, the people who profess freedom of speech put their life in danger.