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Kinyarwanda (2011)

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During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. Kinyarwanda is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque of Kigali and the Imams who opened their doors to give refuge to the Tutsi and to those Hutu who refused to participate in the killing. The story interweaves six different tales that together form one grand narrative, providing the most complex and real depiction yet presented of life and human resilience during the genocide. With an amalgamation of characters we pay homage to many, using the voices of a few. We follow the young lovers, the child, the couple, the soldiers, the Imam, and the priest as they are swept up by the chaos of the world around them.


Rotten Tomatoes
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100% - Fresh
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 2nd, 2011 (Limited)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: War Crimes, War, Religious, Cross-Culture Romance, Romance
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Visgoth Pictures, Cineduc Rwanda
Production Countries: Rwanda,
United States


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Kena Anae    Sgt. Fred

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Alrick Brown
Based on the Story by    Ishmael Ntihabose
Producer    Darren Dean
Producer    Tommy Oliver
Producer    Alrick Brown
Executive Producer    Ishmael Ntihabose
Cinematographer    Danny Vecchione
Editor    Tovah Leibowitz
Composer    John Jennings Boyd
Production Designer    Sibomana Omar Mukhtar
Casting Director    Simon Rwema
Costume Designer    Emmanuel Ngoye
Supervising Sound Editor    Matt Rocker
Co-Producer    Rod Joshua
Co-Producer    Deatra Harris

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