AFFRM | Release Date: November 30, 2011
Summary: 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. Kinyarwanda 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. (AFFRM)
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Runtime: 100 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.kinyarwandamovie.com/
Production: Commission Européenne
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: USA, France
Languages: English, Kinyarwanda
Home Release Date: May 15, 2012
Director Credit
Alrick Brown Director
Writer Credit
Alrick Brown Writer
Charles Plath Writer
Ishmael Ntihabose Writer
Patricia Janvier Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Cleophas Kabasita Francine
Hadidja Zaninka Jean
Marc Gwamaka Patrique
Cast Credit
Abdallah Uwimana The Imam
Assumpta Micho Miryam 'The Witch'
Ayuub Kasasa Mago Father Bertrand
Cassandra Freeman Lt. Rose
Edouard Bamporiki Emmanuel
Hassan Kabera Ishmael
Ibrahim Kasuiya Shmael's Father
Kena Onyenjekwe Sgt. Fred
Mazimpaka Kennedy Father Pierre
Munyantore Bashil Head Ghanaian Soldier
Mutsari Jean The Mufti Of Rwanda
Watta Hezekis Father Jean Claude
Producer Credit
Alrick Brown Producer
Andre S. Eves Associate Producer
Claudine Murenzi Associate Producer
Cleophas Kabasita Associate Producer
Darren Dean Producer
Deatra L. Harris Co-Producer
Ishmael Ntihabose Executive Producer
Joshua Rasplica Rodd Co-Producer
Parris Z. Moore Associate Producer
Pierre Kayitana Associate Producer
Simon Rwema Associate Producer
Tommy Oliver Producer