Scene from the film God Is Not Working On Sunday!
Scene from the film God Is Not Working On Sunday!
Scene from the film God Is Not Working On Sunday!
Scene from the film God Is Not Working On Sunday!
Scene from the film God Is Not Working On Sunday!
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God Is Not Working On Sunday!

  • Rwanda
  • Germany
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What sounds like a feminist utopia, is in Rwanda reality: Since 2008 women form the majority in the rwandan parliament - up to now a global novelty. 20 years after the genocide the country is considered as one of the most progressive countries of the African continent – quick economic growth, technological forerunner position, and a pulsating network of women-activists who in the fight for reconciliation and equal rights have created new spaces for women. Which influence does a politics dominated by women have on conflict resolution strategies? And how does the young generation of today handle the aftermaths of the genocide and the sexualized war crimes?

Our entrance to this world is through the work of Godelieve and Florida - community organisers and powerful forces. God Is Not Working on Sunday! reflects the women’s appeal to direct action at the individual and community levels. Humans cannot simply wait for other forces – godly or governmental – to provide a better future for them. We must do it for ourselves.


  • Original title
    God Is Not Working On Sunday!
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Leona Goldstein
  • DOP
    Leona Goldstein
  • Editing
    Clara Andres
  • Sound
    Felicitas Heck
  • Duration
    84 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Rwanda
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • "BEST FILM" at the China Women´s Film Festival 2016
    • "AUDIENCE AWARD" at the International Women´s Film Festival Cologne 2016
    • "BEST FILM AWARD" at the MIC Genero Festival Mexico 2015
    • "BEST HUMAN RIGHTS FILM 2015" of the city of Dresden. MOVE IT! Filmfestival, Dresden, Germany
    • "PLATINUM AWARD: BEST FEATURE LENGHT DOCUMENTARY 2016" at International Film Festival on womens rights and social issues, Indonesia
    • "BEST DIRECTOR" at Berlin Independent Film Festival 2016
    • "BEST DOCUMENTARY" 2nd award at the 12 month Film festival
    • "BEST DIRECTOR" at CINE WOMEN 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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