Trees of Peace is an emotional survival drama coming to Netflix tomorrow, June 10. The film is set during April 1994, during the Rwandan genocide.
A group of four women hailing from all different backgrounds find themselves trapped and hiding for days as they fight against all odds to survive the horrors being perpetrated against their people. An independent drama that has already picked up several awards, Trees of Peace has been receiving critical acclaim for its moving story and powerful performances.
Given the subject matter is based on a true story and horrifying moment in history, some parents or educators might consider showing this film to younger viewers to educate them on this tragic event. Below we’ll look into whether or not this film is suitable for younger audiences.
It should be noted that Trees of Peace is very somber in tone and deals with heavy and mature subject matter that can be hard to watch at times.
Trees of Peace age rating
Trees of Peace is rated TV-MA, meaning it is not suitable for ages 17 and under. However, it will ultimately be up to parents’ discretion if they think their child is mature enough to watch the film. The film is rated TV-MA for language, sexual violence and suicide.
Is there violence in Trees of Peace?
Although mostly depicted off-screen and overheard rather than shown outright, the violence in this movie is very intense.
Is there nudity or sex in Trees of Peace?
There is no nudity or sex scenes in the movie, but there is sexual violence. There is at least one rape scene that is depicted off-screen but the women trapped can hear the entire thing as it happens. It’s extremely upsetting and might be too much for younger viewers to handle.
Is there bad language in Trees of Peace?
Yes, the language used in this film can be intense, especially from the soldiers. It’s often violent and can be unsettling to listen to.