Documentary, Rwanda (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Poverty, Inc. (2014)

94 min | Documentary, History, News

7.7
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The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Matheson Miller | Star: Robert Sirico

Votes: 527

2. Sacred Water (2016)

56 min | Documentary

7.8
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Kunyaza is the name for the technique through which Rwandese women manage to ejaculate. In this tiny African country female orgasm is a matter of honor for men. This documentary, led by a ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Jourdain | Star: Dusabe Vestine

Votes: 36

3. Rising from Ashes (2012)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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58 Metascore

The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

Director: T.C. Johnstone | Stars: Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer, Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Nathan Byukusenge

Votes: 221 | Gross: $0.04M

4. Life After Death (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.1
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Kwasa and Fils are two Rwandan 20-somethings, born into the hell of a post-genocide nation. The film follows their victories and struggles as they try to find work, fall in love, and deal with the deep wounds of their past.

Director: Joe Callander

Votes: 8

5. Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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85 Metascore

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer ... See full summary »

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Matt Mitler, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Votes: 221 | Gross: $0.02M

6. When Elephants Fight (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, News

7.7
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has been called a geological scandal due to its mineral rich soil. Unfortunately, those minerals, necessary to sustain today's technology, are funding the deadliest war since WWII.

Director: Mike Ramsdell | Star: Robin Wright

Votes: 40

7. Rwanda & Juliet (2016)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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RWANDA & JULIET is a feature-length documentary that follows ivy league professor emeritus Andrew Garrod to Kigali, Rwanda, where he mounts Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet with Rwandan ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Proudfoot | Stars: Andrew Garrod, Tété Roca

Votes: 13

8. Memoirs of my Father's Africa (2018)

56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography | Completed

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Filmmaker Paul Plett takes a trip with his father around Africa, visiting the places of his father's youth & later years.

Directors: Paul Plett, Paul Plett | Stars: Fred Isabwa, Allan Chola, Tichaona, Paul Plett

9. Hinga Kawa (2018)

18 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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Hinga Kawa tells the story of women who, after the most divisive period of Rwanda's history, made the choice to rise above and choose forgiveness.

Director: Luanne Dietz

10. Lost Kites (2016)

50 min | Documentary

9.5
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Three abandoned lives tossed by the winds. One global call to restore families.

Directors: Samuel Rich, Gabriella Fritz

Votes: 23

11. The Uncondemned (2015)

81 min | Documentary

8.8
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80 Metascore

In 1997, a group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction.

Directors: Nick Louvel, Michele Mitchell | Stars: Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Thierry Cruvellier, Mukasarasi Godelieve

Votes: 18 | Gross: $0.01M

12. A Small Good Thing (2015)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, History, News

6.0
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We've sought ease, comfort and wealth - but are people happier with more money? What is the science behind a good life? Following several people over a typical year, "A Small Good Thing" looks at the simple sources of human happiness.

Director: Pamela Tanner Boll | Stars: Stephen Cope, Tim Durrin, Shirley Edgerton, Mark Gerow

Votes: 13

13. Imperdonabile (2018 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

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Imperdonabile is the story of Alice and Emmanuel, two people on opposing sides during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. It reveals what happens when the person who nearly destroyed your life confronts you and asks for forgiveness.

Director: Giosue Petrone

14. Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer (2010)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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This feature length documentary, Mzungu, is our story about personal change, sacrifice, adventure, and ultimately the power of love and community. You will embark on a journey into the ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Gilbert | Stars: Shane Gilbert, Daniel Adams, Eric Byington, Scott Byington

Votes: 9

15. Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness (2012)

80 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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"Beyond Right & Wrong" looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances. ... See full summary »

Directors: Lekha Singh, Roger Spottiswoode

Votes: 26

16. Forgivness: The Secret of Peace (2017)

58 min | Documentary | Completed

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A documentary film on the life and work of Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, a Catholic priest and a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He returned to his country to bring healing, forgiveness and... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick M. Long, Katsey Long

17. I'm Not Leaving (2014)

41 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Completed

9.3
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When the Rwandan genocide broke out in 1994, one American chose to stay in the country and risk everything in hope of saving a few lives.

Director: Kevin Ekvall | Stars: Laura Lane, Gasigwa, Phil Lancaster, Teresa Wilkens

Votes: 6

18. Through the Valley (2013)

57 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

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When a suburban father named Randy discovers his teenage daughter is having serious behavioral issues, he immediately begins to search for a way to fix the problem. Earlier at a Christian ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin McAfee | Stars: Marie-Aimee Abizera, Namahoro Jabo Beni, Namattoro Jabo Beni, Namahoro Benitna

19. Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)

89 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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83 Metascore

A remarkable group of Rwandan women defies the devastation of the genocide to form the country's first all-female drumming troupe and open the country's first ice cream shop.

Directors: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

Votes: 34

20. Njinga (2014)

138 min | Documentary, Adventure | Completed

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Explorer/adventurer, Kate Leeming has cycled the equivalent of twice around the world at the Equator. Kate's incredible Expedition - A ten month, 22,040km journey across Africa from Point ... See full summary »

Director: Martin McCann

21. Coexist (2010)

PG | 40 min | Documentary, History, News

8.3
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When hate persists, how will you coexist? Coexist tells the emotional stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They continue to cope with the loss of their families as ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Mazo

Votes: 7

22. Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks (2012)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.6
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'Brain Power: From Synapses to Hyperlinks' is both a 10-min film and a new TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new brain ... See full summary »

Director: Tiffany Shlain

Votes: 12

23. Perfume War (2016)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.5
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A single mom creates an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace after her best friend a soldier, is axed in the head by a terrorist. Only now she finds herself in the battle of her life taking on corporate giants.

Director: Michael Melski | Star: Pasha Ebrahimi

Votes: 14

24. Poetry of Resilience (2011)

40 min | Documentary

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Six poets survive some of the worst political atrocities of the 20th century.

Director: Katja Esson

25. I Have Seen My Last Born (2015)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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'I Have Seen My Last Born' is about Rwanda in transition from its difficult and violent past towards development, seen through the life of a man who juggles the roles of father and a son, between the city and the village.

Directors: Samuel Gray Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung | Star: John Kwezi

Votes: 5

26. Gardiens de la mémoire (2004)

54 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Eric Kabera

Votes: 8

27. A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake (2014)

99 min | Documentary, Music, War

8.4
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A South African theatre company braves the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and former Yugoslavia to share a message of reconciliation. As they ignite a dialogue among people ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Quanita Adams, Nick Boraine, Andrew Buckland, Sibulele Gcilitshana

Votes: 8

28. The Rwandan Night (2013)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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The Rwandan Night is a feature ethno-documentary that is centered around the haunting memories of one of the oldest survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. One night, in the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: Ki-moon Ban, Mosupyoe Boatamo, Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Andrea Grieder

29. A Woman's Story (2015)

56 min | Documentary, History, News

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A film about genocide, survival, and physical and cultural continuity through the eyes of three women who have experienced three different genocides of the 20th century. The film puts women... See full summary »

Director: Azra Rashid

30. Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit (2009)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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A survivor of the Rwandan genocide resurfaces to confront his parents' murderers, and provides himself and his beloved ones peace.

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: Ki-moon Ban, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Celine Murengezi

31. I Married My Family's Killer (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. the only problem was, it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters worse, Purudenci's ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Kassie

32. Mama Rwanda (2016)

35 min | Documentary, Short

9.0
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MAMA RWANDA is the story of two women mixing the wit of motherhood with the spirit of entrepreneurship to overcome extreme poverty. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Waters Hinson

Votes: 6

33. Giants of Africa (2016)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

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A behind-the-scenes look at a basketball youth program set up in Africa by the General Manager of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri.

Director: Hubert Davis

34. If Only We Had Listened (2011)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.0
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A miraculous apparition. A terrifying prophecy. According to several children, God sent a messenger to Kibeho, Rwanda to warn about an impending disaster, but few heeded the warning. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Bloomfield, Immaculee Ilibagiza | Star: Immaculee Ilibagiza

Votes: 5

35. Ciudades a contraluz (2016)

90 min | Documentary

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Out of Darkness is a documentary film mapping out the soul of four cities whose names conjure up the idea of destruction and pain from the decade of the 90s. Today, these same cities are ... See full summary »

Director: Francesc Relea

36. Bisesero Mon Amour

Documentary | Filming

November 2014. A genocide survivor and filmmaker sneaks out of an international conference in Paris and went to spend a month with a French journalist who had investigated the role of France in the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo

37. Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives; The Environmental Footprint of War (2008)

68 min | Documentary, History, News

7.3
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A documentary on the ecological consequences of warfare in Bosnia, Sudan and Iraq.

Directors: Alice And Lincoln Day, Lincoln Day, Alice T. Days, Lincoln H. Days | Star: Robert K. Musil

Votes: 15

38. Selfie with Timochenko (2017)

105 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

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This is the story of a match between Rwanda's sitting volleyball team and a Colombian team of guerrillas and soldiers. An event that organizes a snob to get into the picture of peace and conquer the actress who likes.

Directors: Alvaro Perea, Alvaro Perea Chacón, Juan Pablo Salazar Salamanca

39. Rwanda: From Ashes to Miracle (2015 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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Rwanda, infamous for being the country of the most important genocide of all times, has become in 20 years the biggest hope of the African continent. how did this happen?

Director: Sonia Rolland

40. God Is Not Working on Sunday, Eh! (2014)

82 min | Documentary, News

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Through an intimate, long-term observing portrait God is not working on Sunday, eh! narrates about Rwanda of today and its women, standing for a new generation of leaders on the African ... See full summary »

Director: Leona Goldstein

41. Act of Kindness (II) (2015)

82 min | Documentary

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In one of the most crowded countries on earth, a man searches for another man, with only a single name and a decade old memory to guide him.

Directors: Costa Botes, Sven Pannell

42. Behind This Convent (2008)

66 min | Documentary

6.8
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April 10th, 1994. Killers stormed a convent in of the small hill towns of Rwanda. They selected two hundred Tutsis from the group and executed them behind this convent. Behind This Convent ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo

Votes: 6

43. The Fastest Woman in Africa (2016)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Jeanne d'Arc Girubuntu is the first ever Rwanda professional female cyclist. Born in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, this film tells her story of her rise from the ashes of this ... See full summary »

Director: Faustin Niyigena

44. A Place for Everyone (2014)

60 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.0
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'A Place for Everyone' explores the human geography of a Rwandan village two decades after the genocide. Survivors and killers still live next to each other and a new generation of young ... See full summary »

Directors: Hans Ulrich Goessl, Angelos Rallis

Votes: 7

45. The Barefoot Artist (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.1
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57 Metascore

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit ... See full summary »

Directors: Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub

Votes: 14

46. Intore (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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A story of triumph, survival,hope, and a lesson in how to forgive and live, through the eyes of a mother whose grief gives hope and a lesson in how to forgive and live; an artist who chose ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Kabera

47. Floris (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda

48. Perfume War: Official Trailer (2016)

95 min | Documentary

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A single mom creates an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace after her best friend, a soldier, is axed in the head by a terrorist. Now she finds herself in the battle of her life challenging corporate giants.

Director: Michael Melski

49. The Rwandan Genocide: Reunited Through Polaroids (2014)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Twenty years on from the 1994 Rwandan genocide, we decided to find out what had happened to some of the children we helped reunite with their families and share this important part of their... See full summary »

Director: Colin Crowley

50. Homeland (2005)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda | Star: Nicole Lopez-Isa


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