March 19 – 30
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Country: USA, RWANDA
Run Time: 100 minutes
Love and hate, vengeance and forgiveness, life and death. A window into the soul of war-torn Rwanda, KINYARWANDA is a stirring film inspired by true stories of the mass genocide that took place there for nearly 100 days during 1994. A fabric of interconnected stories is woven together to share the chilling experiences of Rwandan civilians, refugees, soldiers, and murderers. The film opens with the story of Jeanne, a "half cockroach," or daughter of a Tutsi woman and Hutu man, who is orphaned when she finds her parents brutally murdered in their own home. Next, we literally stare into the face of death as we witness testimonies of former militia and murderers who are attempting to repent their sins and gain forgiveness from their victims. The film also follows the story of various Christian and Muslim religious leaders who open their churches and mosques to Tutsi and Hutu refugees who are unwilling to fight and desperate to survive. In a civil war where nearly one million men, women, and children were sacrificed, faith was lost and beliefs were frequently questioned. Yet KINYARWANDA proves that Rwanda is a nation not without humanity. (In Kinyarwanda and English with subtitles) – M.M.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 6:50 PM
Friday, April 01, 2011 at 1:50 PM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Alrick Brown is a filmmaker and teacher with a Master's degree from NYU. His experiences serving in the Peace Corps in Cote d'Ivoire have led him to a successful career as a director, producer, and writer of narratives and documentaries that focus on global social issues.