Sun, 27 Jan | Crescent Centre


Kinyarwanda is a film set during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. It premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award. The private screening of this film takes place on Holocaust Memorial Day to mark the 25th Anniversary year of the genocide in Rwanda.
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Time & Location

27 Jan 2019, 13:00 – 15:00
Crescent Centre, Meanwhile House, Curran Embankment, Butetown, Cardiff CF10 5DY, UK

About The Event

The Story of Kinyarwanda

During the Rwandan genocide, when neighbours killed neighbours and friends betrayed friends, some crossed lines of hatred to protect each other.

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.

KINYARWANDA 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 genocide. With an amalgamation of characters, we pay homage to many, using the voices of a few.

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