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MUNYURANGABO Heads To Theaters

MUNYURANGABO Heads To Theaters

The winner of the 2008 Best Narrative Feature Jury Prize at our very own Sarasota Film Festival, Lee Isaac Chung’s Munyurangabo finally lands a theatrical relelase this week at the Anthology Film Archives courtesy of our good friends at Film Movement. My thoughts on the film are up at Hammer To Nail, but I can’t say enough good things about this movie.

I was recently reading Philip Gourevitch’s New Yorker article of May 4 (regsitration req’d), describing his recent return to Rwanda, more than a decade after the publication his incredible We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families. It was a powerful reminder of the trauma of the Rwandan genocide and it provides an excellent context for the film and the changes that have taken place since Munyurangabo was completed. A podcast with Gourevitch is up now at the New Yorker website. Give a listen; Rwanda continues to be an important story, one that is always changing as the people grow, develop and move forward as a nation.

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