Munyurangabo

Directed by Lee Isaac Chung
Film Movement
2007
97 Minutes
Rwanda
Kinyarwanda
Coming of Age, African Diaspora, Drama
Human Rights, African Studies, Religion/Spirituality, Politics
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After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Munyurangabo wants justice for his parents who were killed in the genocide, and Sangwa wants to visit the home he deserted years ago. Though they plan to visit Sangwa's home for just a few hours, the boys stay for several days. From two separate tribes, their friendship is tested when Sangwa's wary parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, warning that "Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies." An intense & inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, MUNYURANGABO features Poet Laureate Edouard Uwayo delivering a moving poem about his healing country.

"Recommended" - Video Librarian

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Bonus short: Alptraum, directed by This Lüscher

Discs: 1

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    "One of those miracles that can illuminate the cinema...it is in every frame a beautiful and powerful film -- a masterpiece!"
    Rober Ebert

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