Kinyarwanda

Kinyarwanda

DVD - 2012
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During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, when neighbors killed neighbors and friends betrayed friends, some crossed lines of hatred to protect each other. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. Interweaves six different tales that together form one grand narrative that provides the most complex and real depiction yet presented of human resilience.

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kpelish
Sep 04, 2019

in 1994, Muslim leaders stepped up to protect Rwandans belonging to the Tutsi, Twa, and moderate Hutu tribes as they were targeted for gruesome slaughter by machete. This is a non-linear film that moves from a new couple to soldiers to reconciliation camps to a reluctant Catholic priest and one of the funniest "witches" ever. Scenes of horror are balanced by scenes of compassion. Mostly in English.

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Mar 05, 2019

"When we ask for forgiveness, we're asking for a miracle...sometimes forgiveness is more painful than the original wound." Be prepared with a wad of tissues, but I agree this should be mandatory viewing for all people everywhere. I was especially impressed with the insistence on staging & storytelling, as opposed to, you know, garish news reels & documentary footage from the conflict. In a time when describing sadism & brutality as 'inhuman' seems like an unfortunate misnomer, a movie like this really sets your mind on the choice to be courageous instead. Breathtaking. CR

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Nightshade7206
Aug 23, 2018

The stories shared in this film are provoking and moving on such a level that I personally believe every human being on the earth should see the film and study the history and reconciliation reconstruction that the people of Rwanda undertook. I am deeply touched by the resilience of the people and honored to have been told these amazing histories.

lbehrman Jan 01, 2015

Amazing film about the Rwandan genocide and the individuals who risked their lives trying to save others. The movie provides a more complete picture of what actually happened by presenting a variety of viewpoints.

lindsaybagshaw Jul 25, 2012

This is a must see movie. It is an incredibly important and moving depiction of peoples stories during the Rwandan genocide.

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kpelish
Sep 04, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A Hutu killer attempts to commit suicide during reconciliation. People are herded into groups and forced to kneel, awaiting death.

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kpelish
Sep 04, 2019

Violence: Genocide: deaths by machete and gunfire.

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kpelish
Sep 04, 2019

kpelish thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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