Kinyarwanda
Kinyarwanda (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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 2012
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David DeWitt
New York Times

It adds texture to the central facts: This happened, and this matters.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Kinyarwanda offers glimpses into the lives of Rwandans, young and old, religious and radicalized, in the wake of nightmarish carnage.

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Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

I've been to Rwanda. I have a strong perspective on the genocide.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

While hardly an all-inclusive look at this complex conflict, paints a heartfelt, fairly restrained picture of a nation under siege.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Each vignette adds to the mosaic. Characters from one turn up in another. Gradually a powerful outcome is arrived at.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

fitting tribute and memorial to the million Rwandan souls who lost their lives

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Cast with both professional and novice actors (which results in uneven performances), the beautifully shot film is filled with exquisite moments...

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
You can't hate a movie like "Kinyarwanda" that is so well-meaning and hopeful about the future of Rwanda. However, I really can't like a… More