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Filmmaker Interview: Alrick Brown Speaks Kinyarwanda

30 November 2011 6:13 PM, PST | Film Independent | See recent Film Independent news »

Kinyarwanda (also sometimes known as Rwanda, Ruanda or Rwandan), is a dialect of the Rwanda-Rundi language spoken by some 12 million people.


Kinyarwanda combines six different stories together for one narrative that takes place during the genocide in Rwanda.

All that I knew about it was that it was directed by a first time director and it took place in Rwanda during the genocide.  Socially conscious films

Alrick Brown (in blue) on the set of 'Kinyarwanda'

traditionally leave me in a pool of my own tears on the floor or so upset that I want to storm Washington and demand answers.  I wondered where I would be at the end of this film. Pleasantly surprised is not where I expected. Hitting each note perfectly and allowing us moments of levity with tragedy – Alrick Brown has orchestrated a beautiful film to introduce himself to the indie feature world.  I spoke »

- Film Independent

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