Twenty years ago, one million Rwandans were killed in one of the worst genocides in recorded history. The sheer magnitude of the horrors committed are nearly impossible to fathom. How can you adequately pay tribute to the lives lost in one of mankind’s worst transgressions?
“Kinyarwanda,” winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, is an effort in empathy. Weaving together six different tales into one grand narrative, it’s a complex and realistic portrayal of life and resilience during the genocide. “I thought I knew something about Rwanda, but I didn’t really know very much,” Roger Ebert said of the film. “I was moved by ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ but not really shaken this deeply. Not like this…. Here is a powerful film.”
Watch “Kinyarwanda,” streaming below for free on SnagFilms, Indiewire’s parent company. Do your part to keep the memory of the victims alive.