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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.


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

Lead Ensemble Members

   Lt. Rose

Supporting Cast

Kena Anae    Sgt. Fred

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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