Kinyarwanda (film)

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Directed by Alrick Brown
Produced by Darren Dean
Tommy Oliver
Alrick Brown
Ishmael Ntiabose (executive producer)
Deatra L. Harris (co-producer)
Joshua Rodd (co-producer)
Written by Alrick Brown, Ishmael Ntiabose (based on a story by)
Starring Edouard Bamporiki
Cassandra Freeman
Hadidja Zaninka
Cleophas Kabasita
Music by John Jennings Boyd
Cinematography Danny Vecchione
Edited by Tovah Leibowitz
Release dates
  • January 24, 2011 (2011-01-24) (Sundance)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Kinyarwanda is a feature film set during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It premiered in January 2011 at the 27th Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award. The film marks Alrick Brown's directorial debut.


A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.


  • Edouard Bamporiki as Emmanuel
  • Cassandra Freeman as Lt. Rose
  • Hadidja Zaninka as Jean
  • Cleophas Kabasiita as Francine
  • Kennedy Mpazimpaka as Father Pierre

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