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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
Dec 2, 2011 Limited
Apr 30, 2012
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While hardly an all-inclusive look at this complex conflict, paints a heartfelt, fairly restrained picture of a nation under siege.
The end result is a film that's un- deniably moving in its depiction of life under siege, in which horrific violence coexists with everyday emotions.
Kinyarwanda offers glimpses into the lives of Rwandans, young and old, religious and radicalized, in the wake of nightmarish carnage.
Each vignette adds to the mosaic. Characters from one turn up in another. Gradually a powerful outcome is arrived at.
Cast with both professional and novice actors (which results in uneven performances), the beautifully shot film is filled with exquisite moments...
fitting tribute and memorial to the million Rwandan souls who lost their lives
As the varied characters organically intersect and intertwine, both the diversity of perspectives and shared oneness of this horrible experience are clearly seen and intimately felt.
All respect to Alrick Brown for giving audiences a fresh take on the Rwandan genocide. In a movie that was shot in 16 days, viewers will be educated and moved.
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