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: December 2, 2011
DVD 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

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.

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

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: 78% 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