• Munyurangabo
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2007
Format : Feature
Running time : 93 (in minutes)

After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Munyurangabo wants justice for his parents who were killed in the genocide, and Sangwa wants to visit the home he deserted years ago. Though they plan to visit Sangwa's home for just a few hours, the boys stay for several days. From two separate ethnic groups, their friendship is tested when Sangwa's wary parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, warning that "Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies."

Rwanda, a couple of years after the genocide. Two adolescents, Ngabo and Sangwa, are trying to make a living on a market in
Kigali. Ngabo steals a machete. They leave the capital and start a long journey. Ngabo is obsessed with the death of his father, who
was killed in the genocide. He is seeking revenge. For Sangwa, on the other hand, the journey offers an occasion to visit his parents in
the village he left out of the blue three years earlier. Whereas Ngabo wants to continue the trip, it's not evident for Sangwa to leave his
parents again at such short notice.

Director : Lee Isaac Chung - Producer : Lee Isaac Chung - Editor : Lee Isaac Chung - Cinematographer : Lee Isaac Chung - Executives Producers : Hand Gil Chung, Robert Liang - Co-Producers : Samuel Anderson, Jenny Lund - Associate Producers : Fidele Kanamugire, Daddy Youssouf Ruhorahoza - Writers : Samuel Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung - Script Advisor : Noel Munyurangabo - Sound Engineer : Jenny Lund - Original Poetry : Edouard B Uwayo - Original Solo Music : Claire Wibabar - Piannist : Yu Franz Mo Cheung - Art Director : Jean Kwezi - Translator : Emmanuel Ahishakiye

> Munyurangabo : Jeff Rutagengwa
- Sangwa : Eric Ndorunkundiye
- Sangwa's mother : Narcicia Nyirabucyeye
- Sangwa's father : Jean Marie Nkurykiyinka
- Gwiza : Jean Pierre Harerimana Mulomda
- Poet : Edouard B Uwayo
- Ngabo's father : Etienne Rugazora
- Father's killers : Pierre Claver Kayitsinga

D: Lee Isaac Chung
USA, Rwanda 2007
C: Josef Rutagengwa, Eric Dorunkundiye, Jean Marie Nkurikiyinka
suitable for age 14 & above
Generation 14plus


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