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In 1994, civil war broke out in Rwanda, leading to bloody infighting between the nation's two principle ethnic groups, the Hutus and the Tutsis. Rwandan filmmaker Alrick Brown examines this dark page in his country's history in this drama. Kinyarwanda traces a handful of interconnected stories of both hatred and compassion amidst the bloodshed of 1994. As Hutus launch their massacre of the Tutsis, a powerful Muslim leader (Jean Mutsari) opens his mosque to those on either side who seek peaceful refuge. The Mufti is joined by a Catholic priest (Kennedy Mpazimpaka) who is being hunted down due to his Tutsi background. Two Rwandan soldiers (Cassandra Freeman and Kena Anae Onyenjekwe) bond as they try to keep order and help refugees as they discuss their feelings on the massacre. A young boy unwittingly invites the violence into his family's home as a young couple (Zaninka Hadidja and Marc Gwamaka) finds their mixed ethnic heritage puts them both at risk. And one Hutu insurgent (Edouard Bamporiki) is in time forced to answer for his violent actions. Kinyarwanda was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2012
UPC: 0857965003177
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Breaking Glass
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 61,069

Special Features

Commentary with Writer/Director Alrick Brown, Director of Photography Danny Vecchione, and Actress Cassandra Freeman; ; Muceceke! Tangira! (Shut Up! Action!): The Making of Kinyarwanda; ; Return to Rwanda: Co-Producer Deatra Harris takes Kinyarwanda home for its Rwandan Premiere in this mini-doc; Making Your First Feature: Kinyarwanda - An IFW 2011 Panel ; Original Poster, Shooting Script, Original Trailer and Photo Journal; A Brief Memoriam: 1st AD Steve Ntasi

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cassandra F. Freeman Actor
Edouard Bamporiki Actor
Cleophas Kabasita Actor
Hadidja Zaninka Actor
Mazimpaka Kennedy Actor
Marc Gwamaka Actor
Jean Mutsari Actor

Technical Credits
Alrick Brown Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Jennings Boyd Score Composer
Darren Dean Producer
Deatra Harris Co-producer
Tovah Leibowitz Editor
Sibomana Omar Mukhtar Production Designer
Ishamel Ntihabose Executive Producer,Original Story
Tommy Oliver Producer
Matt Rocker Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Rwema Casting
Daniel Vecchione Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kinyarwanda
1. The Party [11:32]
2. Re-Edukation Camp [8:39]
3. The Mufti [:36]
4. The Priest & The Imam [:39]
5. The Witch [3:57]
6. Lieutenant Rose & Sgt. Fred [7:12]
7. She's Tutsi, He's Hutu [10:17]
8. Guns & Cockroaches [10:56]
9. The Counsel [4:27]
10. The Confessional [8:40]
11. The Stand Off [11:16]
12. The Dowry [3:38]

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