Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Rwanda


1. Matière Grise (2011)

110 min | Drama

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Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Tamim Hakizimana, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Jean Pierre Kalonda

Votes: 37

2. Volunteers, a Rwandan Comedy (2018 TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy

A comedy pilot created by Matthew Leutwyler, Erik Palladino (ER, SUITS), and Vincent Ventresca (THE INVISIBLE MAN, "Fun Bobby" on FRIENDS), loosely based on their own lives - If they took ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Erik Palladino, Vincent Ventresca, Mark Kelly, Arthur Nkusi

3. Imbabazi (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

6.9
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After being imprisoned for the killing of ethnic Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide, Manzi must face the emotional and psychological consequences of his most personal crime: the murder of his best friend's family.

Director: Joel Karekezi | Stars: Wilson Egessa, Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce, Rehema Nanfuka, Brenda Ibarah

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Munyurangabo (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Jeff Rutagengwa, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka, Jean Pierre Harerimana

Votes: 459 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Ace of Hearts: Bwana Y'umutima (2017)

120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Manzi David, a man whose sister's days are numbered with heart disease. Heartbroken and determined as ever to rally money for her treatment, Manzi David sets himself on a path of no return ... See full summary »

Director: Pacifique Nzeyimana Cyusa | Stars: Lysa Gasirabo, Ganza Prince, Isimbi Sonia, Polisi Muhirwa Yves

Votes: 5

6. Fastest African Woman: Rwanda's First Female Cyclist (2016)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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The 21 years old girl, Jeanne d'Arc Girubuntu, from the low class family in the eastern of Rwanda, a country devastated by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, made history of being the ... See full summary »

Director: Faustin Niyigena | Star: Jeanne D'Arc Girubuntu

7. A Place for Myself (2016)

21 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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At a casual elementary school comes a five year old albino girl, Elikia. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being 'different' is more a problem than a special ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo | Stars: Fabiola Ndihokubwayo, Akimana Riziki, Jacqueline Umubyeyi

Votes: 5

8. 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

9. 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: 6

10. 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

11. 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

12. The Secret of Happiness (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

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A young woman is facing the enduring conflicts between what is traditional and what is modern in Rwandan Society.

Director: Mutiganda Wa Nkunda | Stars: Saphine Kirenga, Gakwaya Celestin, Mukarubayiza Drocelle, Bernisse Kwizera

13. Rwanda (2012)

Short, Adventure

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Director: Trevor Hawkins | Star: Trevor Hawkins

14. We Are All Rwandans (2008)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

8.6
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The true story of the Nyange school students in Rwanda, attacked by rebels in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. Their refusal to betray each other cost some of them everything, but gave hope to a nation.

Director: Debs Paterson

Votes: 12

15. 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

16. Gardiens de la mémoire (2004)

54 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Eric Kabera

Votes: 8

17. Wounded Healers (2009)

39 min | Short, Drama, History

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Wounded Healers - How Do You Forgive the Unforgivable? The documentary film Wounded Healers chronicles the extraordinary personal stories of five Rwandans and their post-genocide journey ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Stendal | Stars: Debbe Hirata, Agnetta Kabuage, Morris Kabuage, Theo Mushinzimana

18. Tyson! (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama

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After being abandoned by his mother at the village medical clinic, a young boy spends his days making the best of his new living arrangement. A volunteer nurse takes interest in him and ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Ocampo | Stars: Nevine Nyamongo, Rebecca Ocampo, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Maryann Njoroge

19. Rwanda, les collines de l'effort (1987)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Callixte Kalisa

20. Manirafashwa (1986)

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Director: Gaspard Habiyambere

21. Mutoni (2016– )

23 min | Family

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A modern Rwandan nurse rediscovers her rural heritage while helping community health workers educate the disadvantaged.

Stars: Nadege Uwamwezi, Didier Kamanzi, Chloe Rangira, Eugene Nkota

22. Strength in Fear (2012)

31 min | Short, Drama

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Isekere, a smart eleven year old schoolgirl is sickly with AIDS and the constant butt of her classmates' jokes and cruelties. 'She has AIDS, they think, she must be a prostitute.' Even her ... See full summary »

Director: Ella Mutuyimana | Star: Cynthia Deborah Keza

23. Legend of Saruhara (2014– )

80 min | History

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Stars: Murihano Ben, Museveni Callixte, Nyirabashongore Celine, Rukinga Ernest

24. Au nom du fils (2013)

25 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.0
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Antoine returns to his village for his father's funeral. The two men didn't talked to each other for 15 years. He visits the German, the carpenter of the village to choose a coffin.

Directors: Isabelle Gely, Isabelle Gély | Stars: Natalie Beder, Philippe Ohrel, Christian Sinniger

Votes: 5

25. Scars of My Days (2006)

32 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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A picaresque tone descending suddenly into tragedy, the film is somewhat pedantic morality tale about two Rwandan men lost in the big city.

Directors: Gilbert Ndahayo, Mukthar Omar Sibomana | Stars: Mukakamali Grace, Ninette Hyringango, Sibomana Omar Mukhtar, Gilbert Ndahayo

26. Rwanda' Mama (2010)

41 min | Documentary, Short

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In Rwanda Mama, half-Rwandan/half-Italian filmmaker, Marilena Delli joins her physically-disabled mother (who lost her entire family and was orphaned as child in the 1959 genocide) as she ... See full summary »

Director: Marilena Delli

27. Aid (2010)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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When little Bosco receives a red pen from a white westerner he puts it to use by forging his teacher's marks on a school test paper in order to get a new football from his Mama. When his ... See full summary »

Director: Eoin James O'Connor | Star: Samuel Mudidi

28. Ill Kill (2014)

Short

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Director: Douglas James Burgdorff | Star: Tété Roca

29. Floris (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda

30. Mu Buzima (2014)

120 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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Mu Buzima (In Life) Vicky (Gakiza Victoire) lives with his mother, Mama Vicky (Mukarukundo Monique), Vicky is a young man who has a dream of developing his singing talent and becoming an ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Kayongo | Stars: Sambela Bernadette, Mzaliwa Jean Bosco, Ntakirutimana Danny, Victoire Gakiza

Votes: 9

31. 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

32. Through My Eyes (2004)

43 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kavila Matu

33. Guardian Angel (2015 TV Short)

15 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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The 62 years old widow tells a story of how she raised 15 orphans from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi and later recognized by the first lady as the guardian angel in 2008.

Director: Faustin Niyigena

34. Facing the Past (2006 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short, War

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26-year-old Yves Kamuronsi can finally bury his parents' bodies, 12 years after the Rwandan genocide of 1994. How has he come to terms with their tragic deaths?

Directors: James Smith, Nicole Volavka

35. The Way of the Person (2017)

30 min | Documentary | Completed

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The Way of the Person is a short film profiling the lives of three young adults living in Rwanda. I chose to focus on this age group because after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, 70% of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ani Schroeter

36. Behind of Full of Sorrow (2010 Video)

24 min | Documentary, History

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After 1994 Rwandan Genocide, the Rwandan society started rebuild their relationship, unity and reconciliation, the survivors live with perpetrators in same villages, the survivors wanted to... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Uwayezu, Luck Ndunguye | Stars: Claudine Karera, Olivier Uwayezu

37. Homeland (2005)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda

38. Etiquette (2018)

16 min | Short, Drama, Family | Post-production

ICYASHA follows a twelve years old boy and football lover tries desperately to join a neighborhood boys' team. His effeminate character disqualifies him. He gets denigrated and bullied ... See full summary »

Director: Dusabejambo Marie Clementine

39. Inkotanyi

War | Announced

Follows the RPF rebels who fought their way back from exile and battled to stop the brutal Genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandan men and women in 100 days.

Director: Eric Kabera

40. Fora (2009)

7 min | Short

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Set in the urban area of Kimisagara in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa, a family sets out for a usual day. Dad & Kids walk to work and school, mom tends to her shop connected to the house while ... See full summary »

Director: Ayuub Kasasa Mago | Stars: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Assad Kasasa, Malik Mago, Claudine Mukambabazi

41. Alphonse's Journey (2009)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Eric Kabera

42. The Graduation Day (2006)

27 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Ayuub Kasasa Mago | Stars: Willy Amani Bitenyo, Gilbert Ndahayo, Emmanuel Ngabire, Evode Ntizimira

43. Untitled African Nile Basin Project

150 min | Adventure | Pre-production

An episodic anthology film, focusing on the harmony between individuals, nature and society in the Great Rift Valley, the birthplace of humanity.

Director: Dami Onifade

44. Under Construction (II) (2009)

28 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Damien Dufresne

45. The Power of Gacaca (2010 Video)

5 min | Documentary, News

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Gacaca is the court that helps out the Rwandan family to get Justice and keep up the Unity and reconciliation between survivors and perpetrators.

Directors: Olivier Uwayezu, Luck Ndunguye | Star: Luck Ndunguye

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. 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

48. Umutoma (2015)

72 min | Romance

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Bwiza is young woman who has to choose between two men, a successful businessman from the city, who has bright future, or her childhoods friend who has nothing to offer but sweet nothings.

Director: John Kwezi | Star: Edouard Bamporiki

49. Hey Mr. DJ! (2007)

54 min | Comedy

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An arrogant, young DJ who finds out he is HIV positive.

Director: Ayuub Kasasa Mago

50. Poems from Future Architects (2014)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Five of the first architecture students in Rwanda use poems to suggest the nuance and culture of the place where they grew up.

Director: Alex Macinnis



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