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Emmanuel Habimana

Law Student at Kigali Independent University

Work experience


Film Director

Komora: To Heal

Produced, directed, and starred in the recent documentary 'Komora: To Heal,' on forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda


Public Speaker

United States of America

Toured the U.S. as a motivational speaker on the subject of PTSD and Orphans of Genocide, speaking at various high schools and universities.


Program Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center

 Accompanied American university students throughout Kigali, acted as an ambassador to Rwandan culture and society, visited genocide memorials, and helped conduct interviews during IGSC field research  projects on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.



Nyakabanda Youth Association

Promoted unity among youth in post-genocide Rwanda. Coordinated cultural and sporting events, raised funds, tutored students, served as peer counselor for severely traumatized students, and organized a ‘big brother' mentoring system.



Kigali, Rwanda

Translated from French and Kinyarwanda to English at academic conferences on trauma, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress. Translated for students from institutions such as Brown University, University of Nebraska, University of Missouri, and American University. Fluent in English, French, Swahili, and Kinyarwanda.



B.A. Law

University of Kigali

Working to finish my undergraduate degree in Law.


Romeo Dallaire Scholarship Recipient

Lewis and Clark College

Awarded the prestigious Romeo Dallaire Scholarship at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon to study English for a full academic year.


Kigali Independent University

Pursued undergraduate B.A. in Law before transferring to the University of Kigali.