Kinyarwanda

Categories: Drama, Politics, Award Winning
1hr 40min | 2011
At the time of 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 madrassa of Nyanza. It recounts how the Imams opened the doors of the mosques to give refuge to the Tutsi and those Hutu who refused to participate in the killing. The film interweaves six different tales that together form one grand narrative that provides the most complex and real depiction yet presented of human resilience and life during the genocide. With an amalgamation of characters, we pay homage to many, using the voices of a few.

Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award (dramatic category) at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and the World Cinema Audience Award at AFI Fest.

"I thought I knew something about Rwanda, but I didn't really know very much. I was moved by 'Hotel Rwanda' but not really shaken this deeply. Not like this. Here is a powerful film."  - Roger Ebert

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Topics: International, Genocide, Survival, Refugees, Faith And Inspiration, Beliefnet, Closed Caption
Reviews: A+ 9 Fans
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omgamazingpics
omgamazingpics
October 1, 2014
A+
rana chakraborty
rana chakraborty
May 22, 2014
A+
Flora Sarker
Flora Sarker
May 2, 2014
A
As beautiful as Hotel Ruwanda. A movie which inspire to see again and again.
Barbara
Barbara
April 11, 2014
A+
Harold Eaton
Harold Eaton
April 10, 2014
A
bren
bren
April 9, 2014
Cried, hope it never happens again. The film was the best i have seen in a long time.
Rick Allen
Rick Allen
April 7, 2014
A+
Jo S
Jo S
February 27, 2014
A+
Moving, felt privileged to be allowed to listen to these stories from Riwanda.
Travis Norwood
Travis Norwood
February 10, 2014
A
James Niklam
James Niklam
January 30, 2014
A