SnagFilms has acquired digital rights to “Kinyarwanda,” winner of the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film is nominated for three NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Motion Picture.
“Kinyarwanda” will make its digital debut via SnagFilms’ transactional partners, including Comcast Xfinity, FiOS, DIRECTV, iTunes, Amazon and VUDU.
Directed and written by Alrick Brown, produced by Darren Dean and Tommy Oliver, and co-produced by Deatra Harris and Joshua Rodd, “Kinyarwanda” is based on true accounts of the Rwandan genocide, interweaving six perspectives to tell the complex story of human resilience and life during the genocide. The story was written by executive producer Ishmael Ntihabose.
Roger Ebert selected the film as no. 6 in his Top 20 Films of 2011. The film opened in theaters via AFFRM in December 2011 and will continue its theatrical run early this year.
Breaking Glass Pictures has DVD rights in North America and broadcast rights in the U.S. Asher Goldstein of Traction Media negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.