Director Ava DuVernay continues the revolution in black cinema with KINYARWANDA, the second release of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). AFFRM’s first release, I Will Follow, directed by DuVernay (starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Omari Hardwick), won the 2010 UrbanWorld Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Feature, and received glowing reviews from critics and moviegoers alike.
In KINYARWANDA, a young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos, a soldier struggles with being absent from her family to foster a greater good, and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. The film interweaves six different tales that together form one grand narrative that provides the most complex and real depiction yet presented of human resilience and life during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Kinyarwanda is directed by Alrick Brown and will open in select U.S. cities December 2nd. For more information, visit the film’s official website: http://www.kinyarwandamovie.com
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