At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. KINYARWANDA is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque of Kigali and the madrassa of Nyanza. It recounts how the Imams opened the doors of the mosques to give refuge to the Tutsi and those Hutu who refused to participate in the killing.
Cast: Cassandra Freeman, Edouard Bamporiki, Mutsari Jean, Zaninka Hadidja, Marc Gwamaka
Directed by: Alrick Brown
Written by: Alrick Brown, Patricia Janvier
Running time: 1hr 30min
Opens: Dec 02, 2011 Limited
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