Rwanda (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War

When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero

Votes: 4,695

The Mercy of the Jungle (2018)

91 min | Drama, War

The Mercy of the jungle is a road movie that deals with wars in Congo through the eyes of two lost soldiers in the jungle by showcasing their struggle, weakness and hope.

Director: Joël Karekezi | Stars: Stéphane Bak, Marc Zinga, Ibrahim Ahmed, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga

Votes: 104

Poverty, Inc. (2014)

94 min | Documentary, History, News

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Matheson Miller | Star: Robert Sirico

Votes: 564

Our Lady of the Nile (2019)

93 min | Drama

A coming-of-age story about of a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Pascal Greggory, Malaika Uwamahoro, Clariella Bizimana, Albina Kirenga

Votes: 7

Africa United (2010)

88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The story of four children who walk three thousand miles to get to the world cup. On the way they encounter many things such as HIV and child prostitution.

Director: Debs Paterson | Stars: Eriya Ndayambaje, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Sanyu Joanita Kintu, Yves Dusenge

Votes: 1,333

100 Days (2001)

100 min | Drama

A local Hutu official is persuaded to implement the government's policy against the Tutsi: To completely wipe them out. Josette, a beautiful young Tutsi girl struggles to survive the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hughes | Stars: Eric Bridges Twahirwa, Cleophas Kabasita, Davis Kagenza, Mazimpaka Kennedy

Votes: 61

Watchers of the Sky (2014)
7.2
85 metascore

Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer ... See full summary »

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Matt Mitler, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Votes: 229 | Gross: $0.02M

Rising from Ashes (2012)
7.5
58 metascore

Rising from Ashes (2012)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

Director: T.C. Johnstone | Stars: Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer, Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Nathan Byukusenge

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.04M

Munyurangabo (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Jeff Rutagengwa, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka, Jean Pierre Harerimana

Votes: 470 | Gross: $0.01M

Sacred Water (2016)

56 min | Documentary

Kunyaza is the name for the technique through which Rwandese women manage to ejaculate. In this tiny African country female orgasm is a matter of honor for men. This documentary, led by a ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Jourdain | Star: Dusabe Vestine

Votes: 38

Life After Death (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Kwasa and Fils are two Rwandan 20-somethings, born into the hell of a post-genocide nation. The film follows their victories and struggles as they try to find work, fall in love, and deal with the deep wounds of their past.

Director: Joe Callander

Votes: 8

The Uncondemned (2015)
8.7
80 metascore

The Uncondemned (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

In 1997, a group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction.

Directors: Nick Louvel, Michele Mitchell | Stars: Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Thierry Cruvellier, Mukasarasi Godelieve

Votes: 19 | Gross: $0.01M

When Elephants Fight (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, News

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been called a geological scandal due to its mineral rich soil. Unfortunately, those minerals, necessary to sustain today's technology, are funding the deadliest war since WWII.

Director: Mike Ramsdell | Star: Robin Wright

Votes: 41

Giants of Africa (2016)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

A behind-the-scenes look at a basketball youth program set up in Africa by the General Manager of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri.

Director: Hubert Davis

Votes: 5

Volunteers, a Rwandan Comedy (2018 TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy

A comedy pilot created by Matthew Leutwyler, Erik Palladino (ER, SUITS), and Vincent Ventresca (THE INVISIBLE MAN, "Fun Bobby" on FRIENDS), loosely based on their own lives - If they took ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Erik Palladino, Vincent Ventresca, Mark Kelly, Arthur Nkusi

Luna Mesa (2011)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

Luna, a young beauty, is having a fling with an older man. Then she discovers him dead in a hotel room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She believes it may be her fault. Luna finds his notebook. It... See full summary »

Director: Trent Harris | Stars: Alex Caldiero, Richard Dutcher, Emily Pearson, Liberty Valentine

Votes: 16

Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)
8.1
83 metascore

Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)

89 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A remarkable group of Rwandan women defies the devastation of the genocide to form the country's first all-female drumming troupe and open the country's first ice cream shop.

Directors: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

Votes: 34

Grey Matter (2011)

110 min | Drama

Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Tamim Hakizimana, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Jean Pierre Kalonda

Votes: 39

Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness (2012)

80 min | Documentary, War

"Beyond Right & Wrong" looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances. ... See full summary »

Directors: Lekha Singh, Roger Spottiswoode

Votes: 27

Rwanda & Juliet (2016)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

RWANDA & JULIET is a feature-length documentary that follows ivy league professor emeritus Andrew Garrod to Kigali, Rwanda, where he mounts Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet with Rwandan ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Proudfoot | Stars: Andrew Garrod, Tété Roca

Votes: 13

Mama Rwanda (2016)

35 min | Documentary, Short

MAMA RWANDA is the story of two women mixing the wit of motherhood with the spirit of entrepreneurship to overcome extreme poverty. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Waters Hinson

Votes: 8

Lost Kites (2016)

50 min | Documentary

Three abandoned lives tossed by the winds. One global call to restore families.

Directors: Samuel Rich, Gabriella Fritz

Votes: 25

Kiruna-Kigali (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

A young woman in Rwanda is about to give birth. The baby is turned the wrong way and her life is in danger. At the same time the water breaks for a woman in Sweden. She decides that she ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Kapetanovic | Stars: Malin Crépin, Mukundente Fiona, Assad Kasasa, Marie Francoise Mukayiranga

Votes: 29

Imbabazi (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

After being imprisoned for the killing of ethnic Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide, Manzi must face the emotional and psychological consequences of his most personal crime: the murder of his best friend's family.

Director: Joël Karekezi | Stars: Wilson Egessa, Joel Okuyo Atiku Prynce, Rehema Nanfuka, Brenda Ibarah

Votes: 23 | Gross: $0.01M

Through the Valley (2013)

57 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

When a suburban father named Randy discovers his teenage daughter is having serious behavioral issues, he immediately begins to search for a way to fix the problem. Earlier at a Christian ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin McAfee | Stars: Marie-Aimee Abizera, Namahoro Jabo Beni, Namattoro Jabo Beni, Namahoro Benitna

I Have Seen My Last Born (2015)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Biography

'I Have Seen My Last Born' is about Rwanda in transition from its difficult and violent past towards development, seen through the life of a man who juggles the roles of father and a son, between the city and the village.

Directors: Samuel Gray Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung | Star: John Kwezi

Votes: 6

Ace of Hearts: Bwana Y'umutima (2017)

120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Manzi David, a man whose sister's days are numbered with heart disease. Heartbroken and determined as ever to rally money for her treatment, Manzi David sets himself on a path of no return ... See full summary »

Director: Pacifique Cyusa Nzeyimana | Stars: Lysa Gasirabo, Ganza Prince, Isimbi Sonia, Polisi Muhirwa Yves

Votes: 5

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake (2014)

99 min | Documentary, Music, War

A South African theatre company braves the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and former Yugoslavia to share a message of reconciliation. As they ignite a dialogue among people ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Quanita Adams, Nick Boraine, Andrew Buckland, Sibulele Gcilitshana

Votes: 8

Project Rwanda (2015)

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Director: Sergi Cervera | Stars: Alain Hernández, Mercedes Sampietro, Sergi Cervera, Ramon Godino

Perfume War (2016)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, News

A single mom creates an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace after her best friend a soldier, is axed in the head by a terrorist. Only now she finds herself in the battle of her life taking on corporate giants.

Director: Michael Melski | Star: Pasha Ebrahimi

Votes: 14

O futbole i pro angelov (2016)

16 min | Short, Drama

This story is about street football and Moscow angels.

Director: Aksinya Gog | Stars: Severija Janusauskaite, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Sofya Lebedeva, Aleksandra Revenko

Votes: 5

Coexist (2010)

PG | 40 min | Documentary, History, News

When hate persists, how will you coexist? Coexist tells the emotional stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They continue to cope with the loss of their families as ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Mazo

Votes: 7

Poetry of Resilience (2011)

40 min | Documentary

Six poets survive some of the worst political atrocities of the 20th century.

Director: Katja Esson

Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks (2012)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Family

'Brain Power: From Synapses to Hyperlinks' is both a 10-min film and a new TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new brain ... See full summary »

Director: Tiffany Shlain

Votes: 13

The Secret of Happiness (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

A young woman is facing the enduring conflicts between what is traditional and what is modern in Rwandan Society.

Director: Mutiganda Wa Nkunda | Stars: Saphine Kirenga, Gakwaya Celestin, Mukarubayiza Drocelle, Bernisse Kwizera

Forgiveness: The Secret of Peace (2018)

58 min | Documentary

A documentary film on the life and work of Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, a Catholic priest and a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He returned to his country to bring healing, forgiveness and... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick M. Long, Katsey Long

We Are All Rwandans (2008)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

The true story of the Nyange school students in Rwanda, attacked by rebels in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. Their refusal to betray each other cost some of them everything, but gave hope to a nation.

Director: Debs Paterson

Votes: 12

Things of the Aimless Wanderer (2015)

78 min | Drama

Late nineteenth century, a white explorer is lost in the jungle. He sets off, trying to locate himself. In the thick rain forest, he encounters a young woman... Early twenty-first century, ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Justin Mullikin, Grace Nikuze, Matt Ray Brown

Votes: 28

Umutoma (2015)

72 min | Romance

Bwiza is young woman who has to choose between two men, a successful businessman from the city, who has bright future, or her childhoods friend who has nothing to offer but sweet nothings.

Director: John Kwezi | Star: Edouard Bamporiki

The Rwandan Night (2013)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

The Rwandan Night is a feature ethno-documentary that is centered around the haunting memories of one of the oldest survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. One night, in the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: Ki-moon Ban, Mosupyoe Boatamo, Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Andrea Grieder

I'm Not Leaving (2014)

41 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Completed

When the Rwandan genocide broke out in 1994, one American chose to stay in the country and risk everything in hope of saving a few lives.

Director: Kevin Ekvall | Stars: Gasigwa, Carl Wilkens, Phil Lancaster, Laura Lane

Votes: 6

Wounded Healers (2009)

39 min | Short, Drama, History

Wounded Healers - How Do You Forgive the Unforgivable? The documentary film Wounded Healers chronicles the extraordinary personal stories of five Rwandans and their post-genocide journey ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Stendal | Stars: Debbe Hirata, Agnetta Kabuage, Morris Kabuage, Theo Mushinzimana

Mutoni (2016– )

23 min | Family

A modern Rwandan nurse rediscovers her rural heritage while helping community health workers educate the disadvantaged.

Stars: Nadege Uwamwezi, Didier Kamanzi, Chloe Rangira, Eugene Nkota

Give Me Sunday (2012)

Romance

A young doctor from Moscow Andrey comes to a small village where he meets an artist Lisa. The naive and pure girl believes that fate itself sent her true love as six months ago she drew ... See full summary »

Stars: Dmitriy Isaev, Kseniya Knyazeva, Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Anatoliy Lobotskiy

Imfura (2017)

36 min | Short

The ruins of a house represent the remains of the genocide in Rwanda. A young man attempts to remember his mother, who disappeared.

Director: Samuel Ishimwe

Votes: 8

Unforgivable (2018 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

Imperdonabile is the story of Alice and Emmanuel, two people on opposing sides during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. It reveals what happens when the person who nearly destroyed your life confronts you and asks for forgiveness.

Director: Giosue Petrone

Homeland (2005)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda | Star: Nicole Lopez-Isa

If Only We Had Listened (2011)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A miraculous apparition. A terrifying prophecy. According to several children, God sent a messenger to Kibeho, Rwanda to warn about an impending disaster, but few heeded the warning. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Bloomfield, Immaculee Ilibagiza | Star: Immaculee Ilibagiza

Votes: 5

Fora (2009)

7 min | Short

Set in the urban area of Kimisagara in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa, a family sets out for a usual day. Dad & Kids walk to work and school, mom tends to her shop connected to the house while ... See full summary »

Director: Ayuub Kasasa Mago | Stars: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Assad Kasasa, Malik Mago, Claudine Mukambabazi

Act of Kindness (II) (2015)

82 min | Documentary

In one of the most crowded countries on earth, a man searches for another man, with only a single name and a decade old memory to guide him.

Directors: Costa Botes, Sven Pannell

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