Movies at the 2011 Rwanda Film Festival

Kinyarwanda Runtime: - 96 minutesDirector: -Alrick BrownLanguage: - English and Kinyarwanda (English subtitles) Just like most Rwandan Movies, Kinyarwanda is also about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi although it includes specifics that are ignored in most films. The influence of Religion, liberation struggle and Gacaca courts is portrayed in the film. The short stories provide a panoramic view of war and reconciliation.

Kinyarwanda
Runtime: - 96 minutes
Director: -Alrick Brown
Language: - English and Kinyarwanda (English subtitles)

Just like most Rwandan Movies, Kinyarwanda is also about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi although it includes specifics that are ignored in most films. The influence of Religion, liberation struggle and Gacaca courts is portrayed in the film. The short stories provide a panoramic view of war and reconciliation.

Na Wewe

Director: Ivan Goldschmid
Runtime: 19mins.
Language: Swahili (English subtitles)

Na Wewe is set in Africa and revolves around the genocide occurring between the Hutus and Tutsis based on the civil wars in Burundi. In the movie, a truck full of people is stopped by rebels, who demand to know everybody's origins hence portrays the need for national identity cards. Na Wewe literary means, ‘you too’.  Although its in French with English subtitles one is able to follow the storyline and understand the events in the movie.
Grey Matter

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza
 Runtime: 100mins.
Language: French and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles.

The double-act drama is about a traumatized Rwandan, Yvan (Shami Bizimana), and the sister, Justine (Ruth Shanel Nirere). Justine tries to help her brother as far as doing a blow job for a doctor who is supposed to treat Yvan. Amidst the help, Director Kivu Ruhorahoza   introduces Balthazar (Hervé Kimenyi), an intelligent, ambitious young filmmaker who's trying to raise the money to shoot film he calls ‘The Cycle of the Cockroach’.

Africa United

Directors: Debs Gardner-Paterson
Runtime: 88mins
Language: English

Africa United is a road movie about five children who travel 3,000 miles to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Fabrice, a middle-class football ; Dudu, a Rwandan Aids orphan with a true sense of determination,  Beatrice is  Dudu God-loving and gentle little sister while Celeste is teenage sex worker and Foreman George a traumatized former child soldier from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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