Kinyarwanda (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: 4,666

Left to Tell

90 min | Biography, Drama | Post-production

Immaculee grew up in a country she loved but in 1994 Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. For 91 days, she and seven Tusti women hid in the bathroom of a Hutu pastor while her family was brutally murdered along with a million Rwandans.

Director: Ricardo Del Río | Stars: Deborah Ishimwe, Josephine Tumukunde, Nadia Umuhoza, Marie Grace Uwamahoro

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

Kinyarwanda (2011)
6.7
69 metascore

Kinyarwanda (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

Director: Alrick Brown | Stars: Cleophas Kabasita, Hadidja Zaninka, Marc Gwamaka, Cassandra Freeman

Votes: 426

Birds Are Singing in Kigali (2017)

113 min | Drama

In 1994 Rwanda, a Polish woman ornithologist saves a Tutsi girl from certain death. After a few years they both revisit Africa on an emotional journey full of painful memories.

Directors: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze | Stars: Jowita Budnik, Eliane Umuhire, Witold Wielinski, Ciza Remy Muhirwa

Votes: 227

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: 223 | 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: 469 | Gross: $0.01M

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

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: 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

'94 Terror (2018)

106 min | Drama, War

Keza, a survivor of the Tutsi and Hutu slaughter that happened in the 1994 Rwanda genocide tells the struggle and loss of her beloved family that she went through until the river Kagera that enabled her to cross to Uganda.

Director: Richard Mulindwa | Stars: Joan Agaba, Muyimbwa Phiona, Nalubega Rashida, Ninsiima Ronah

The Uncondemned (2015)
8.8
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: 18 | Gross: $0.01M

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

My Neighbor, My Killer (2009)

80 min | Documentary

The people of Rwanda attempt to reconcile after the genocide through an open process of admission and forgiveness.

Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 77

Opération Turquoise (2007 TV Movie)

115 min | Drama, War

This film describes the first days of the "Opération Turquoise" that will last 2 months from June 22nd to August 21rst 1994. About 150 soldiers of the French special Forces will discover the crazy hate in Rwanda.

Director: Alain Tasma | Stars: Bruno Todeschini, Aurélien Recoing, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Ruchmann

Votes: 34

In the Tall Grass (2006)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Coll Metcalf | Stars: Anastase Butera, Joanita Mukarusanga, Margaret Travolta

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

The 100 Days That Didn't Shake the World (2009)

55 min | Documentary

Rwanda, a small country in the heart of Africa, was the scene in 1994 of the last genocide of the 20th century: in only 100 days, almost 1 million people were killed. By the end of that ... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Ragone | Stars: Inés Weinberg de Roca, Silvana Arbia, Simon Bikindi, José María Cantilo

Votes: 8

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: 5

Congo, My Precious (I) (2017)

52 min | Documentary

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the world's most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world ... See full summary »

Director: Anastasia Trofimova

Votes: 6

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

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: 28

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: 7

Hinga Kawa (2018)

18 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Hinga Kawa tells the story of women who, after the most divisive period of Rwanda's history, made the choice to rise above and choose forgiveness.

Director: Luanne Dietz

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

6954 Kilometres to Home (2013)

56 min | Documentary, Drama

A single mother of three children lives in a refugee camp in Rwanda. One day she receives a permission to be relocated to Finland. 6954 Kilometers to Home is an hour documentary, which ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Reina | Stars: Mukamusoni Nyiratunga, Hogoza Uwamahoro, Frank Niyonzima, Yvite Mukabekazi

Votes: 11

In Rwanda We Say... The Family That Does Not Speak Dies (2009)

57 min | Documentary

A look at the problem of reconciliation in a post-genocidal society as killers are returned to their homes to live and work alongside the survivors of their genocide.

Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 18

Scarlet (IV) (2016)

20 min | Short, Drama

Desperate to replace her stolen train tickets and get to London for an important home office appeal, a destitute asylum seeker preys on a bankrupt fisherman for the cash and finds unexpected kinship.

Director: Annetta Laufer | Stars: Agnes Nteziryayo, Brian McCardie, Athiya Greenaway Brown, Doon Mackichan

Uncertain Future (2018)

69 min | Documentary

June 2015, Burundi, thousands gather in the streets of Bujumbura to manifest against Pierre Nkurunziza's third mandate. As I film the first acts of violence and the victims therefrom ... See full summary »

Director: Eddy Munyaneza

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: 7

Duhozanye: The Widows of Rwanda (2011)

Documentary

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Director: Karoline Frogner

FC Rwanda (2013)

57 min | Documentary

Sport brings people together, but did the people of Rwanda really find peace with each other 20 years after the genocide? FC Rwanda is a film about the soccer pitch as stage for Rwanda's political reality.

Director: Joris Postema

Votes: 13

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

Untitled African Nile Basin Project

150 min | Adventure | Pre-production

An episodic anthology film, focusing on the harmony between individuals, nature and society in the Great Rift Valley, the birthplace of humanity.

Director: Dami Onifade

The Barefoot Artist (2014)
6.7
57 metascore

The Barefoot Artist (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit ... See full summary »

Directors: Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub

Votes: 15

Behind This Convent (2008)

66 min | Documentary

April 10th, 1994. Killers stormed a convent in of the small hill towns of Rwanda. They selected two hundred Tutsis from the group and executed them behind this convent. Behind This Convent ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo

Votes: 6

The Faces We Lost (2017)

61 min | Documentary

A documentary about how Rwandans use personal and family photographs to remember and commemorate the loved ones they lost in the 1994 genocide.

Director: Piotr Cieplak

A Place for Everyone (2014)

60 min | Documentary, Drama, War

'A Place for Everyone' explores the human geography of a Rwandan village two decades after the genocide. Survivors and killers still live next to each other and a new generation of young ... See full summary »

Directors: Hans Ulrich Goessl, Angelos Rallis

Votes: 7

Unforgiven: Rwanda (2014)

75 min | Documentary, History, War

What is a socially acceptable conversation when your family's killer sits down to dinner? 'Unforgiven' explores the interactions between murderers, rapists, thieves and their victims in ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Augustin

Votes: 9

Inkotanyi (2017)

126 min | Documentary

For the first time, light is shed on the Inkotanyi politico-military movement that ended the genocide of the Rwandan Tutsi in 1994 and is led by Paul Kagame, currently President of Rwanda.

Director: Christophe Cotteret

Votes: 10

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

Time Machine: Rwanda - Do Scars Ever Fade? (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

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Director: Paul Freedman | Stars: Tisha Frederick, Susan Lay, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 16

Strength in Fear (2012)

31 min | Short, Drama

Isekere, a smart eleven year old schoolgirl is sickly with AIDS and the constant butt of her classmates' jokes and cruelties. 'She has AIDS, they think, she must be a prostitute.' Even her ... See full summary »

Director: Ella Mutuyimana | Star: Cynthia Deborah Keza

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

Circus Rwanda (2018)

80 min | Documentary

Eliseé survived the Rwandan genocide as a child. Today he leads an orphan acrobat group in a country, which heavily relies on foreign aid. He cares for the orphaned children and wants them ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Varga | Stars: Rostislav Novák Jr., Elisée Niyonsenga

Votes: 6

Floris (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda

Sleeping Monsters (2008)

95 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jan Bernotat, Markus Schmidt | Star: Alex Ross

Gacaca, Living Together Again in Rwanda? (2002)

55 min

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Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 14

Olly Olly, Oxen Free (2008)

Documentary, Short, War

A group of refugee's children plays and struggles and tries to settle and root in their new home, in a new world.

Director: Beri Shalmashi | Stars: Ayat Ali Jumma, Hussein Ali Jumma, Ezzaldeen F. Ali, Durra F. Ali

Votes: 7

From Trauma to Peace (2014)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, News

The compelling story of how Rwandans are healing themselves from the trauma of the 1994 genocide - hope for the rest of the world.

Directors: Jo Danieli, Diana Gross, Robert C. Stone | Star: Prosper Ishimwe

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